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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 September 1898
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToLyndall, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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.
1 The Homestead
2 Sep 23rd 1898
4 Dear Fan
6 I’m so glad to see from Will’s note to Cron that you are a bit
7better again, & out of bed after that horrible influenza. I do hope it
8won’t leave you so tired unfit for a long time as it sometimes does.
9Nothing matters but being well! I think Cron will be coming down to
10Cape Town soon, but I shan’t come till November & then only for a
11few days. I want to see you all so: but I must not stay. I think I
12shall try the sanatorium at Beaufort West for a little time. I am so
13anxious to get well & able to work again.
15 I am very anxious as to the things which the next few weeks will show
16us. As to Rhodes, he has only a few years more to run & then he will
17have played himself out forever.
19 I’m glad Dot & you get out on your bikes. Be careful never to overdo
20it uphill!
22^Love to the dear small folk. Take care of yourself. Get quite rid of
23the influenza. ^
24 Olive
26 ^Greetings to Dr Beck if you see him & all old friends^