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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/54
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Saturday July 1902 ; Before End: December 1902
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
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. ‘Late 1902’ has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Hanover
2 Saturday
4 My own darling
6 I wonder how your teeth are. If only you were living somewhere near me,
7 so that I could see you if it were only once a month life would be so
8different to me.
10 I wonder how things are shaping them selves about Elberty. If the man
11he was with speaks well of his work, I should certainly write to
12Newberry abut him as he will have the help no where else he will have
13there. I am very anxious to hear he is really settled in there.
15 Good bye my darling
16 Your Olive
18 Love to the little mother. Tell Effie I have her wedding card. I feel
19so tenderly anxious over those two young souls. But I think they have
20much larger chances of happiness than most have who start on that long
21voyage together.
23 ^Don’t you think the dentist is a very nice man?^