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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/186
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToEffie Hemming m. Brown (1903)
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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 when the Basson murder case came to court. 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 name of the addressee is provided by archival location. The start of the letter is missing.
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5 to my friends the Clarkes. Dr Clarke is now the Superintendent ^General^
6Secretary of Education up in the Transvaal, whatever that may mean.
8 Good bye my darling, much love to you all
9 Your small Aunt Olive
11 That Bassons murder case is quite haunting me. Do any of you know the
12Louws or or Basson’s or Van ?Holdes? The name "Toby Louw" seems so
13familiar to me & yet I can’t tell where I heard it or what I know
14about it. I am quite sure & have been from the first day that Basson’s
15mother was deep in the whole matter.
For the Basson murder case, see http://www.africacrime-mystery.co.za/books/fsac/chp1.htm