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Letter ReferenceMary Gladstone (Mrs Drew) Add. 46244, ff.180-181
ArchiveBritish Library, Department of Manuscripts, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 May 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Drew nee Gladstone (m. 1886)
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The Project is grateful to the British Library for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections.
1 De Aar
2 May 8th 1911
4 Dear Mrs Drew
6 It was a great pleasure to me to meet you, - if that glimps can be
7called meeting. I fell quite in love with your little sister in law;
8she reminds me curiously of a great friend of mine in England.
10 I do hope you will be able to pay a little visit to de Aar. Just now
11the weather here is beautiful, & it would be such a great pleasure to
12me really to see you. I shall be a-way from the 2nd of June to about
13the 12th of June; as I am going to the Victoria falls with my brother
14Will's wife & family. But otherwise I am never away from home. I
15wonder if you are seeing any of the old fashioned Boer farms in the
16Transvaal? I should to take you to see some here, if you've not. We
17have some of the most "hard-shell" old fashioned sort in this part,
18that are to found anywhere in Africa.
20 Do write please & let me know if you really can come, & when I may
21hope it will be.
23 Yours very sincerely
24 Olive Schreiner