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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/14
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 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 23 / 02
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4 Dear Fan
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6 Thank you for the group at St James & the photograph which I suppose
7Emma sent me.
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9 But I want so much to have those groups of you & the children ^that
10Will had in GTown^. I have not a single photograph of any member of my
11family, all were destroyed in Johannesburg. I have not one of any kind
12of Fred even so send the those of you & the children.
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14 Haven’t you a good photo of Will even if an old one you could spare
15me? Did you get the letter I sent last week in answer to yours about
16the sewing machine. We are having glorious weather here; cold, but
17beautifully dry & clear. We are both very fit except that poor Cron
18has toothache & there’s no one here to stop the tooth. The meerkats
19& dogs are all well.
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21 Good bye, dear. Take pity on my photograph-less condition. Love to my
22old brother & the children Ach! but I long to see you all some times.
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24 ^Give my love to "Carry" if ever you write to her. I wonder if her last
25baby but one is still such a lovely child.^
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