"Heart dying up last 5 or 6 years, 'Soul of a People' like rain falling on dry parched soil" Read the full letter
Collection Summary | View All |  Arrange By:
< Prev |
Viewing Item
of 1895 | Next >
Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/18
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday November 1889
Address FromCeres, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHenrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891)
Other Versions
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Ceres
2 Monday afternoon
3
4 I send you a letter from Alice as there is a message from for you. I
5have not yet an answer from Dr Great head to my telegram of this
6morning. I have written to him.
7
8 You know how I love you though I never speak. I am obliged entirely to
9suppress myself or I should break down.
10
11 It will be a bitter disappointment to me if I have to spend the next
12six months here & you at Vishhoek, but one must take everything
13exactly as it comes.
14
15 Good bye.
16 Olive
17
18 I am getting quite well.
19
20
21