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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/81
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1 August 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 Aug 1st 1904
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4 My darling old Etty
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6 The 7th will be your birthday. I hope you will be spending it at
7Leuwrivier Mills & resting with both your boys near you. Do try & rest
8really for a little time dear one. It is such a comfort to think the
9Highlands is off your hands
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11 Have you quite given up all idea of going to Balfour this year? I have maybe
12If I go it must be before the 21st or 22nd of August at latest. Neta
13^Neta^ has got cancer in the breast & I am going to take her down to
14Cape Town. My return ticket for Cape Town expires on the 7th of
15September & I must go as soon as I can if I am able.
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17 I could not have gone this unreadable last month if you had been able.
18A strange dead dazed state is upon me. I seem to be going about more
19dead than alive, so torpid. unreadable
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21 Good bye, my darling old sister. I hope you are resting. Don’t
22trouble to write more than a Post Card in reply if you are trying to
23rest
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25 Olive.
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27^I am ?sad The ?drawers & things came all right. I was just going to
28write that evening to tell you to keep the ?drawers. I shan’t be
29here for very long & they will only have to go back again. In one of
30mothers gloves I found 3d in the finger she had no doubt put it in
31some time when she went to church long ago. She always put her
32collection money in her glove. ^
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34 I hope the air will do Guy good.
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36 Good bye dear one
37 Olive
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