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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold2/1903/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 September 1903
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 29 / 03
4 Dear old sister
6 I was so glad to get your note. I have not been away from Hanover
7since I left Uitkÿk except when I went to Bloemfontein for three days
8about the beginning of September. I found the place completely changed
9& very depressing: the Presidency looks ridiculous; they have painted
10the roof red, & have got such a fancy little monument just before the
11presidency to the Gordon Highlanders who were killed at Magersfontein
13 We have moved into our tiny dolls house. I like it v much because it
14stands high & a little alone at one end of the village, though no
15doubt they will soon build us in.
17 I had heard nothing of "little" Will’s illness till the other day. I
18do hope the time at Gorden’s Bay has quite set him up.
20^Good bye dear Perhaps I shall be coming down to Cape Town next month
21for a few days ^
22 Olive