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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/37
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date11 September 1905
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 11th 1905
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4 Dear Fan
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6 Do drop me a line to tell me how the world goes with you & when your
7boys are coming out again. Have you got the dining room & balcony done
8yet? I expect they will look very nice. Had our travellers got to
9England when they last wrote. My last was a note from Oliver from
10Munich in which he said they had been to Stutgard & sent me some snap
11shots.
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13 There is really no news to give from this dull little spot. My little
14Kaffir boy tells me that a little Kaffir boy told him that a coloured
15woman who lives in a house close to mine had flogged her ^little^ child
16to death this morning. Thats the only news I’ve heard for ten days,
17& isn’t very cheerful!! I suppose tomorrow when Cron goes down to
18his office
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20^I shall hear if it was true. Today has been Sunday & Cron has been at
21home resting. We went for a little walk this evening across the veld
22to the koppjes & I found three trap-door spiders nests & Cron three.
23Now I think you will have had enough of my Hanover news, so good bye
24dearest old sister. I know how you are longing to have your boys with
25you again & hope they will be with you safe & sound before very long. ^
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27 Cron sends his love.
28 Olive
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30 I hope Mrs Joubert is looking a little stronger now. Give my love to
31her & Hannie & Mrs Gie unreadable Cron had a letter yesterday from
32Fred Findlay
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