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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/30
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateNovember 1902
Address FromIn the train
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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by content. The letter was written in a train from Cape Town en route for Hanover Road.
1 In the train.
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3 It was so sweet of you dear, to come to say good bye to me. I’ve been
4very bad the last days or would have come out. Next year when I come
5I’m coming to you!!
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7 Give my love to my old brother & "little" Will & the three. I wish you
8were living up where Mrs Purcell is, then you would have too much of me.
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10 I am c expecting to get to Hanover Rd about midday tomorrow & Cron
11leaves on his election tour an hour or two after I get there.
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13 The Government has timed it so that the War Compensation Committee
14sits at Hanover from the 19th till about the 27th so it is almost
15?crushing for Cron who has over 200 claims to put in for the farmers &
16will therefore not be able to go about at all. I am sorry for him.
17"The Progressives are smart."
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19 Good bye dear its so sad to me
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21^that I’ve seen so little of you. When seeing you was one of the things
22I most looked forward to
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24 Olive^
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