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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1890/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday October 1890
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Matjesfontein
2 Tuesday morning
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4 My dear Fan,
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6 Will is over playing a game of the unreadable billiards with Mr Logan,
7& I am sitting in my home You can’t think how glad I am to see him,
8the only pity is that you & our little ones are not here too. Will
9thinks it should not have done for you to travel but you are just at
10the time soon when travelling is not so bad as it is early. I am going
11to make Will promise that you are to come & see me in January! It is
12such a damp rainy day here. I am so sorry for Will’s sake but I hope
13it will get fine this afternoon. Oh it would be so nice if you were
14here, I seem to miss you all as soon as I see Will. He looks better, I
15think.
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17 Good bye. Love to our little ones.
18 Olive
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20 I will send the little silver jug now because it’s too long to wait
21till your birthday. Give my love to Keetje, & tell her to kiss my
22little Oliver for me.
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24Your little sis
25Olive
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