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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/101
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 5 August 1908
Address FromCape Town, Western 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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from early July to mid August 1907.
1 Thursday night
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3 My darling
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5 I thought you looking so ill yesterday when I first came. You really
6must have rest. I know when one has that blue look in ones face,
7exactly what it means; I’m always like that at de Aar, but here
8I’m another creature.
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10I’m sending

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12 I will try to come up another day soon, & bring you "The Convert.’
13Now I see I can walk up it’s a new thing. I can easily come.
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15 I ?would come up again tomorrow darling to see you on your ?very
16birthday, but I have go & see Cron’s poor old mother who wrote me
17quite a touching letter today wanting my help in a matter.
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19 It’s strange how one’s heart clings to people when they are sick &
20need you.
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22^I didn’t see any thing really of you today, my darling. You’ll be
23in your little sisters thoughts tomorrow. ^
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25 Olive
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