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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 July 1906
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address Toc/o Hudson Findlay, Lyndall, Sunniside, Pretoria, Transvaal
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 has added the last insertion on an attached envelope, which also provides the address this letter was sent to. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from late May to late August 1906.
1 My dear old sister
3 It was a week yesterday since you left, & I’ve not yet had any news
4of how you got on. I’ve not seen the dear old man or Oliver since
5you left, but am going to look in to his office this afternoon to hear
6if he you has any news of you.
8 I hope you are having good weather at Johannesburg. I am sure you will
9have a good time.
11 I am sending this word of greeting to Hud’s care. Be sure to see
12Isie Smut’s little girls that you can tell me about them. It’s a
13pity old Fred & his intended are not in Pretoria now.
15 Yesterday was Onse Jan’s birthday & I & the Purcells & Dr Brown went
16to wish him Happy Returns. I met Mrs Frank Reitz there. She says she
17thinks he would be glad to see me if I went out to Sea Point, so I’m
18going this week.
20 Much love to Bess & Alsie & Hud & Ely. You’ll have a lot of news to
21give us when you come back ^Love to Dot I expect she’s having a fine time.
23 Olive
25 Cron & I went to see the Brown’s this morning. They are leaving for
26Natal next Wednesday.^
28 ^July Brown says Emma’s baby is a lovely big child. I am going to see
29her this week.^