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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1892/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFebruary 1892
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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Legend
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. Theo Schreiner was in Matjesfontein and ill with typhoid in February 1892.
1 Dear Fan
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3 I am sitting up here tonight with Theo, that Kate Stuart may get a
4little rest as she was up last night. It is typhoid that Theo has, the
5doctor was here today. His temperature is 104 tonight. I am
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7 Mr Sutton is at the Hotel all right. I just thought I’d tell you how
8he was getting on.
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10 Your ever
11 Olive
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