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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 May 1902
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.
1 Hanover
2 May 2nd 1902
4 Dear Fan, I haven’t heard any news of you since the 24th of March
5when you wrote me birth-day letters, but till Cron got a note from
6Will on business in which he says nothing of your ^any of you^ being
7dead, so I suppose you are all alive, & I guess you are all back again
8at Lyndall.
10 We have no news except that Cron has started as a general agent here,
11& seems going to do well. The two meerkats & all the dogs are
12flourishing. All Neta’s pups join us as a we rule if we go out for a
13little walk & another little pug dog, so we are a party of ten
14including Cron & myself. I don’t know what we should do without the
17 Dear will you do something for me. Send me the address of any place
18you know where they keep Wilcox & Gill and Wheeler & Wilsons sewing
19machines. I want to get one of the two. Stutterfords & Garlics to whom
20I have written don’t keep them. There is no dress maker here, & I am
21in a condition of absolute nakedness so I must get a machine & make
22warm things. I am still without any servant.
24 Please give my love to all the dear ones. You never sent me that
25letter you spoke of. I am pleased to see Where is Eli now? I suppose
26Alsie is still with Bessie.
28 Good bye, dear.
29 Love to them all
30 Olive