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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/145
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 ToWynnie Hemming
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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. The end of the letter seems to be missing.
1 Dear Wynnie
3 I have wired to Dr ?Maran’s but not yet been able to get him.
5 I am sending a pigeon, on the chance that if it is cooked soft &
6ground up mixed with a little Bath Oliver biscuit & a little gravy she
7will eat it in a spoon. She used to like Bath Olivers so they are made
8of flower that has first been baked like meal ?ball. I left a note at
9Uncle Will’s
11[page/s missing]