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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1895/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 251
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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. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 My old Will
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3 Thank you for your letter. It was a help to me. Thank my dear old
4sister Fan for being willing to come to me.
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6 Cron has been very good to me. I should not be alive without him.
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8 Good bye my old Will
9 Olive
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11 Do you know that my little child was just like you Will.
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Notation
Rive's (1987) version of this letter is in a number of respects incorrect.