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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 September 1906
Address FromHotel De Aar, De Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 The Hotel
2 de Aar (otherwise Poker Flat)
3 Sep 13th 1906
5 Dear Laddie
7 Thanks for your letter. We are here for the present. Cron cant sell
8the little cottage in Hanover, so he’s not going to build here & for
9the present I just drift along.
11 I’m sorry our young ones have had influenza. I hope it hasn’t left
12any unfitness as they are all in for exams.
14 If you do write address here, as I shall be here – till I move move
17 Good bye dear
18 Olive
20 Hope you’ll have a good time at Gordons Bay. Rest, & take gentle
21exercise in the open air as much as you can; its no use crying out
22when once the milk is spilt. Don’t spill it.
Schreiner's 'Poker Flat' comment is a reference to: Bret Harte (1869 [1973]) The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Stories New York: Prentice Hall.