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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/156
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 29 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 too.
1 De Aar
2 Thursday
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4 So anxious to know how you get on in your room my darling now there is
5a fire & with the linoleum on the floor it will not strike so deadly
6damp as it did. I hope the new nurse is as nice as the old one. Oh my
7darling old Ettie, if I could know you were really suffering less. I
8do hope that you are now able to take a little more nourishment than
9when Wynnie last wrote.
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11 Good bye, my old Ettie.
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13 Your little sister
14 Olive
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