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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJanuary 1900
Address FromCape Town, Western 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from late November 1899 to mid February 1900.
1 Dear Fan
3 I got a letter from Cron’s mother this morning I thought would have
4interested you, but I've mislaid it. She has had a letter from
5Cron’s brother who is a burger in Pretoria. She did not tell me if
6he had been to the Front, but says his letters is full of praise of
7the Boers, & says how proud he is to be a citizen of such a brave
8great little nation &c. He says the Boers there have no feeling
9against the English soldiers & are treating them the English prisoners
10more "like honoured guests" than like prisoners. Don’t our old
11Transvaalers show up well on every side? I shall be glad to have my
12Ollie Boy next week. I feel sure things will O go well.
14 Olive