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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1891/3
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFebruary 1891
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 torn fragment in an unknown hand. Schreiner was mainly resident in Matjesfontein between December 1889 and December 1892, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere, including Cape Town.
1 Dear Will
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3 You have still 12/6 you said from the money I sent you for fruit. Will
4you enclose cheque for 9/- in ^in^ enclosed letter.
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6 Send me my cheque book at once please, if you have already got it. If
7not wait till next

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9 ?Yours You don’t know how I’m longing to see my boy "?Bilfer". There
10is a way in which not even your children can ever be more to
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12 ^me than he is. In some ways the happiest times of my life have been
13the weeks he spent with me in London.^
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