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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/29
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 20 October 1902
Address FromHanover, 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. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
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2 Sunday night
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4 Dear old Sister,
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6 I hope you are now quite all right again, & not "like Olive." any more!
7 I was so glad to get your letter.
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9 I am leaving this next Saturday night, j the 25th & get to Cape Town
10Monday morning I am very fit indeed just now, & I hope I may be able
11to stay a little time, but don’t wait in coming to see me in case I
12should have to go off at once. I have so much to talk about.
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14 Cron sends much love. He seems pretty sure to be returned, I doubt
15whether the Progressives will even put up a man.
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17 Good bye, dear.
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19 Do you wear flannel over your chest. If it troubles you at all be sure
20to do this. Make a little flannel bib coming down over the chest &
21between the shoulders, like I did at the beginning of winter for Cron,
22& he was all right in no time. He got such a bad cough I thought he
23was going to start asthma.
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