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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 3 April 1900
Address FromWagenaars Kraal, Three Sisters, Northern Cape
Address To
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed at Wagenaars Kraal from 21 February until late July 1900.
1 Monday
3 Dear Fan
5 Thanks so much for your letter, & the two little dogs!!! I send you
6Cron’s last letter. He doesn’t mention it but I hear from another
7source, that he was kicked insensible in Edinburgh & had to be carried
8to a cab. Kier Hardy, who has twenty years experience of public
9meetings in England & who was with Cron at many of the meetings, says
10they were distinctly hired mobs, & not spontaneous, out bursts. You
11will see what Cron says in his letter about their sending up men from
12London. I have been laid up with bronchitis for some days, but have go
13up this afternoon.
15 Did Keetje get my wire? I addressed it just Mrs Silke, Cape Town as I
16didn’t know where she would be staying. I will write to her as soon
17as I am better.
19 I am always thinking of her, & the four poor little ones.
21 Good bye, dear.
22 Olive
24 Tell dear old Ele how sorry I was to hear she’d been ill. Thank her
25so much for the skirt that has come.
27 Olive
29 I send you a cutting from the Dundee paper. I can’t understand how
30Lloyd can allow Theo's miserable lies to prevent him from defending
31the Boers.
33^Would you mind posting this letter as soon as you hear Professor
34Chiens Hospital Staff has arrived: & you could enclose a note asking
35him to call on you. I would be so glad. Then you could hear all about
36Cron & tell me. ^
38 Olive