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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 3 January 1900
Address FromLyndall, Newlands, Cape Town, 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Lyndall
2 Newlands
3 Wednesday
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5 My darling old sister
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7 Many happier returns of your wedding day. May this be the saddest you
8are ever to know. I miss you so much even more than the children.
9
10 I’ve had asthma all the last days since I came from St James so fear
11I can’t come soon again. If you go to town try & come & look me up
12here. If I should be out there’s always lots of cold meat &c in the
13cupboards.
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15 I’m going in to town this afternoon & will send get a pail for the
16milk.
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18 We nearly shot David last night. He was at Simon’s town at a cricket
19match all day. At 12 o’clock Cron said he heard some one down stairs,
20 he armed himself with his pistol, & we went down together
21