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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 September 1900
Address FromHanover, 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.
1 Dear Fan
3 I enclose cheque for £2. Please pay yourself the 10/8 which the
4carriage & duty came to on my parcel & pay Hudson for the pen he got
5for me. Its & thank him for me for getting it & the ink. Have He did
6not tell me how much the pen cost. I was glad to get your message in
7Crons letter this morning.
9 My parrot is dead & Neta is very ill with distemper, I fear she will
10die too.
12 I am perhaps coming down to the people’s congress at Worcester & may
13come on to Cape Town for two days. I shall stay at the White House if
14I come. You must come & see me.
16 Olive
18 ^Please ask Hudson whether he got last week the registered letter I
19sent him.^
Regarding Schreiner's 'perhaps coming to the Worcester congress' comment, she sent written addresses to some of the Volkskongresses and peace congresses and spoke at others, as follows: Graaff-Reinet Volkskongres, April 1900 (spoke); Cape Town women's meeting, June 1900 (spoke); Somerset East peace congress, October 1900 (a letter of address); Paarl, November 1900 peace congress (a letter of address); Worcester Volkskongres, December 1900 (spoke). Schreiner arrived in Hanover on 13 September 1900.