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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold6/1907/9
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 April 1907
Address FromHanover, 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. The year 1907 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand; Schreiner?s pen has blotted in writing the date and made it difficult to read.
1 Hanover
2 April 19 / 07
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4 My dear Laddie
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6 I hope you will by this time be safely at the end of your voyage.
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8 Fan has sent me most lovely photos of you all. Yours, the large one,
9is the finest you ever had taken; it is splendid, the first I have
10ever really entirely like. Fan’s is splendid too. The whole group is
11nice, but you are the best. You must have been feeling very sweet that
12day! Miss Molteno would say you had "a poet’s face" if she saw it!
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14 I am anxious to hear how our dear little girl gets on at Cambridge.
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16 The doctor here said I must get away for a change. Cron & I went to
17the show at Port Elizabeth. It was a lovely time: I feel much better
18since I got back. I used to sleep 12 hours at a stretch here, with the
19rest to my heart of being lower.
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21^It was a most happy little rest. It was so nice to be with Cron. He is
22back at de Aar & I am here alone again, but wonderfully rested by the
23change. ^
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25 Drop me a line, if you are able dear.
26 Olive
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