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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1895/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday June 1895 ; Before End: July 1895
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was in Matjesfontein from late June to early July 1895.
1 Matjesfontein
2 Monday night
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4 Dear Laddie
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6 It’s been a bitter disappointment to me not be with you all even for
7the one day. But I’m pretty well dead beat, & can’t get on much
8further I sometimes fancy. But it may be other wise; & Cron’s love &
9tenderness towards me are a great thing to one who has hither too had
10to fight all ill ill health alone. I hope he saw the children, it will
11be partly like my seeing them myself.
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13 Cron if he saw will you will have told you of Het. There is no more
14hope of her pregnancy. She bore the final blow noble, as of course she
15would.
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17 Will some day make time & come & visit me & Cron a little. I know it
18will make you happy to be with us, & we’ll love you so.
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20 Good bye dear heart
21 Olive
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