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Letter ReferenceW.P. Schreiner BC112/B31/19
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 1913
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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’s mention of the ‘Black Peril’ dates this letter to 1913. The letter appears to have been written to accompany a letter from Alice Corthorn about ‘our little maiden’, Lyndall (Dot) Schreiner, probably when the latter was at Newnham College, Cambridge.
1 Dear Old Sister
3 I thought you wh might like to see what Alice says about our little
6 How one longs to see her. It must be specially hard for you to be
7without your youngest - & such a sweet one.
9 Good bye
10 Olive
12 PS
13 I told Mrs Brown perhaps you would come & see her about the "Black
14Peril" but I didn’t mention Mrs Becks name to her. Of course I had
15no right to.
17 Cron sends much love