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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/83
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 February 1905
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
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. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Feb 3rd 1905
3 Darling Wynnie
5 Thank you so much about ^for^ your note about the dear ones in Cape Town.
6 The great fault in your letter was that there was so little about
7your self. It brought me curiously near you being there in your dear
8little room, it has made all your life seem so realizable to me. I was
9simply over run with people & engagements all the time I was in
10Johannesburg; I was hardly ever in.
12 Give my love to your father. He was so very good & kind to me. I am so
13glad you are there Wynnie. I feel as if he needs your love & presence;
14I never used to feel like that about him before. I travelled down with
15some of your teachers, & I liked them so. I don’t know if its after
16this terribly lonely life here, but my heart went out to them so.
17It’s such a joy to meet any body one can talk to.
19 I hope all goes well with you, dear. Much love to your father: don’t
20forget to give it him.
22 My family are well except my little Kaffir boy who I fear very much
23has heart disease or consumption. Good bye
25 Yours small aunt,
26 Olive
28 ^Didn’t Errol Earp & Willie Stuart do well? O.S.^