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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/135
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 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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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 My Ettie,
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3 Don’t trouble to answer my notes. I just feel a little nearer you
4when I am writing to you. I hope so much this little change to greater
5coolness is helping you, my darling. That dear, dear, body, that used
6to so strong & full of life & has done so much for others.
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8 Good night dear one.
9 Olive
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