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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/17
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1905
Address FromCape Town, Western 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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from mid March to mid June 1905.
1 My darling old Sister,
3 Am feeling anxious about you, fearing oh such much it may be a kind of
4asthma that is troubling you. Those warm days with north west wind are
5deadly for asthmatic people. My asthma & of course with it my heart
6have been better since the wind changed yesterday night. I thought I
7should have had to leave this morning, but I am better & going to try
8& stay on while parliament lasts, but may have to go any day. I’ll
9try & come out & see you on some cool damp morning when the wind
10isn’t north!!
12 Olive
14 ^I hope Mrs Reitz’s arm is improving. Please give her my love & tell
15her how sorry I am.^