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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/18
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 September 1906
Address FromHotel De Aar, De Aar, 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 The Hotel
2 de Aar
3 Sep 25 / 06
5 Dear old Sissie
7 Your wire has just been sent on from Hanover. We were only a few days
8in Hanover & then came on here. Cron’s business in Hanover is sold.
9I’ve been pretty bad since I came here continual attacks of angina &
10faintness. If I’m not better I shall go down next week to
11Matjesfontein & if I don’t get fitter there come on to Cape Town to
12see the doctors for a day. I’ll be sure to wire you before I come.
14 I’m so glad the old Man has gone off to Gordon’s Bay. I do wish we
15could make him take more rest & change.
17 I am so glad you are going to England & Europe next year. You will
18love Emma very much & I’m sure have a happy time.
20 Good bye, dear. Love to them all. It was so sweet of you to wire.
21 Olive
23 I don’t quite know what I’m going to do if I get better. We
24can’t get a house here. The little house about 2 miles from this we
25hoped to get the man says we can only have for 6 months & then from
26month to month. We couldn’t move into it, ^bring all our things from
27Hanover^ & then perhaps have to move again at the end of six months
28with no where to go! I would be quite willing to go & live alone in
29the little cottage in Hanover till such time as some change came in
30our lives; but Cron says he doesn’t want it. "I’ll go & die there
31& no one’ll know I’m dead till a week after!" but I expect I’ve
32got quite a row to hoe yet. I’ll tell you when I’ve got any plans.
33The only thing I mind is leaving Cron alone here, if I can only be
34near him I ^don’t care!^