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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/151
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 27 May 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToBlaauwberg, Western Cape
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. The date of this letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. 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 Monday
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3 My darling
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5 I am feeling so anxious about you. Oh my dear old Ettie, that you
6should have to suffer so fearfully. If you were at any other place but
7Blauwberg I would come down to be with you. But I know if I were there
8only three days I should only make another for Wynne & Alsie to nurse.
9Oh to be so powerless to do anything for you. Have you tried drinking
10tea made of tuch leaves Buchu leaves. They helped mother much, & have
11helped me. Oh my darling, my darling, its too terrible to know of your
12sufferings
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14 Olive
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16 ^Thanks to dear Wynne for her letter.^
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