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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 11 July 1901
Address FromHaartebeest Hoek, De Aar, 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 date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1Address to
2 Hanover

4 Hartebeest Hoek
5 Wednesday
7 My dear old Fan
9 Thanks for your letter. I am so sorry about Joubert. An Our second
10cousin Father ?Chrysostom Schreiner, a dear old Catholic priest is
11head of the education department in the government of Bermudah. He is
12very sympathetic, & I think you ought to write to him & tell him of
13Joubert & ask him to look after him if he is ill &c. I am quite sure
14he would do it.
16 We are returning to Hanover on Saturday morning. Cron’s sister is
17ill so we cannot go to Hope Town. The dear friends here have been very
18kind to me. Such good noble people. We have a delightful sunny little
19bedroom here, but I have not gained so much as I had hoped, but
20perhaps I shall get fit better when the warm weather comes. I am so
21anxious to get so much better that Cron can return to Cape Town, where
22he is going to go into a lawyer’s office. I wish my little girl had
23lived then I would never have been lonely, she & I could always have
24lived together. I hope the three are getting over the influenza. My
25poor boy Ollie seems having a bad time with his teeth.
27 Ettie writes me that mother is a little better. She was very ill last
30 Have you good news of the other boys & your Brother? I am so glad Mrs
31Joubert has come to live near you. I know what a comfort it will be to
32you to have her always to run in to for a chat.
34 I wish I could see you & have a talk. I have so much to say.
36 Love to you all
37 Olive