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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/18
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 July 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToStone Lodge, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToJessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 July 2nd 1896
3 Dear Jessie
5 I have just heard in a most round about way through a friend of
6Cron’s in Johannesburg that you have been ill. I hope it is not true:
7 I am afraid it may be your throat troubling you again, & the terrible
8damp Cape Town winter.
10 Cron is leaving for Cradock tomorrow where he reads a political paper
11to the Cradock farmers, & then he is going to spend a fortnight with
12his dear old Mother beyond Hope Town. I am not going, as I am too busy
13writing in prospect of our visit to England at the end of the year. If
14y we don’t go to England we shall likely come & spend the summer at
15Cape Town, take a cottage or rooms at Sea Point or Camps Bay for four
18 I am very well, & have a dear little Kaffir boy of 14 from our old
19farm as a servant. I am getting so fond of him as if he was my child.
21 Greetings to Mr Innes. I hope the hard work & worry are not telling on
22his health. I do hope you have not been ill.
24 Olive