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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/74
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 January 1904
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.
1 Hanover
2 Jan 15th 1904
4 My darling Ettie
6 Thank you for your letter dear. In a way I am better.
8 If I should wire for the nurse darling the Miss ?Laglor would do well:
9I wouldn’t have any one come here if I could help it. Day after day
10more people fall ill of typhoid & diphtheria. Its like the city of
11dreadful night. I am most sorry for the poor natives, who have less
12than we.
14 Good bye my darling I hope if ever you die I will die too abut the
15same time. I should not like living in the world without you.
16 Olive
18 ^One of the Doctors is down too with typhoid & they have sent for
19another. Every day there are fresh ones.^
21 ^I find the ?agents company never sent up that packet of mixed foods we
22left there for them & send up with stationary I opened the stationary
23packet today to find the food, but it is not there. Could some one ask
24for it. Darling tell me how you all are. I think so much of Guy.^