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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/155
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 August 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToThe Highlands, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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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. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 Aug 24th 1912
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4 Dear Wynnie,
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6 I’ve just got a wire to say my dear little Dora Cawood passed away
7peacefully yesterday
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9 Dear, I want so much to put a plain little round foot stone at the
10foot of Aunt Hets grave with "Ettie from Olive". You don’t mind my
11putting it do you? If you & Uncle Will are willing I will get it when
12I come to Cape Town, just a small stone like this –
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14 It won’t interfere with any head stone any of you want to put up.
15
16 Good bye darling.
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18 I fear you are very lonely. I’m glad you have Effie near you. What
19of the Highland? Has Mr Newberry written about them? I hope your work
20there is coming to an end.
21
22 Your little Auntie
23 Olive
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Notation
After 'a small stone like this -', Schreiner has drawn a stylised picture of a semi-circular foot stone with 'Ettie from Olive' written on it. Image Description