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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 3 June 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from mid March to mid June 1905.
1 Saturday
3 Dear Fan
5 I think you may like to see Emma’s note about our boys. Please let
6know as soon as you have further news of them. I do hope Will will
7like Nauheim. I went with Mrs Merriman to spend the day at Berg vliet
8yesterday. She was speaking so lovingly & with such admiration of you
9to Mrs Purcell. It quite did my heart good to hear her.
11 Return Emma’s letter. I wish you could meet her: she is such a sweet
14 Your little sister
15 Olive
17 Give my love to your brother & Mrs Reitz when you write. I do hope he
18will get quite strong up there. You know he was always so ^well in