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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/90
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 November 1906
Address FromHotel Milner, Matjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToEffie Hemming m. Brown (1903)
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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. This letter is written on printed headed notepaper with a photograph of the hotel.
1 Hotel Milner
2 Matjesfontein
3 Nov 28th 1906
5 Darling Effie
7 It was a surprise to get your letter. If you are going back because
8Arthur has got a good post at Cape Town I am so glad. I hope you
9didn’t have to leave because the business wouldn’t pay at Leuw
10Rivier Mills. Business is so bad everywhere now.
12 I would have gone to the station to see you, but I knew Kate Stuart
13would want to go.
15 I saw you & A & baby going passed from the Hotel stoep, & waved to you;
16 but of course you didn’t see me. How are the two little one. Is my
17darling boy much grown? Has his hair grown long yet. Tell me a little
18about them when you have time.
20 Give my love to Wynne & tell her how very glad I shall be to get one
21of the last photos of your father.
23 I am much much better & am staying here till the 9th of January.
25 How is the Cure getting on? Has Aunt Het many paying patients? Is
26little Miss Molteno getting better? Is Miss ?Centans still there?
28 Good bye, my darling. I hope all goes well with you, & that your
29leaving Louw Rivier was not caused by any trouble
31 Your loving Auntie
32 Olive
34 Give my love to my dear old sister