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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 September 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 Sep 23rd 1902
3
4 Dear Fan
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6 I am very anxious about the little mother & must come down next month
7to see her about the 7th or 8th. I sh hope ^but shall let you know the
8exact date^ I shall stay at Mrs Purcells. I shall only be in town two
9days as my chest is too bad for me to risk staying longer. Please come
10& see me there the first day as the second day I shall spend with
11mother & probably leave the same night. I shouldn’t like not to see
12you.
13
14 I am feeling so anxious about the Mother I should come now at once but
15I’m not quite strong enough ?for it yet
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17 You will hardly believe when I tell you how the railway officials
18treated me at Pretoria & on the way down: one thought when peace was
19made things would go better. I just feel as if I couldn’t face the
20journey. The crowds who came to the station at Hanover Rd= two years
21ago shouting to hell with Olive Schreiner, were gentle & polite
22compared to the people I had to deal with now.
23
24 unreadable Good bye dear. Love to you all
25 Your little sis
26 Olive
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28 Cron says Ursula is so fat & Ollie so big. He says Dot does not look
29very well.
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31 We are now in a new tiny house but drier than the other
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