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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/41
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 29 July 1901
Address FromHaartebeest Hoek, De Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToThe Convent, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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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.
1 My dear Wynnie
3 Thank you so much for your letter which I got this morning. I am so
4glad to hear the little mother goes on well.
6 I feel better since I came here. I have such a nice little room with
7such a pretty wall paper. It seems to do me good lying here. I don’t
8know when we shall leave certainly not before next Monday, & perhaps
9is the dear kind folks will let us pay for some weeks.
11 Thank my dear old sister for her note & tell her I will write tomorrow.
12 If I get stronger I shan’t need any one, so the young lady Aunt Ettie
13wrote of mustn’t put off getting another
15 ^place because of me. All seems so uncertain now. I hope Aunt Ettie is
16resting a little & you are all feeling better for the change.
18 Your little aunt
19 Olive
21 Haartebeest Hoek
22 nr de Aar
23 Wednesday evening^