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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/133
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Tuesday April 1912 ; Before End: June 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToHenrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891)
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Legend
The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. This letter has been dated by reference to content around the final illness of Ettie Stakesby Lewis. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Tuesday morning
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3 My own sweet Darling
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5 Never for one moment are you out of my thoughts. Not only you
6suffering there, but my strong beautiful Ellie, the Ellie of Witteburg
7& Heald Town & Balfour. Oh my sweet heart if I could help you!
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9 Your little sister
10 Emmie
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12 ^Cron wrote so affectionately of you in his letter to me this morning.^
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