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Letter ReferenceG.W. Cross MS 14, 462/2
ArchiveCory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateAugust 1896
Address FromKowie River (Port Alfred), Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToG.W. Cross
Other VersionsRive 1987: 289
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the Cory Library for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections. The date and place this letter was sent from have been derived from content; Schreiner stayed at the Kowie River for most of August 1896.
1 Dear Mr Cross
2
3 We leave this on Monday by the early train for GT: spend a few hours
4there at the Railway Hotel with my little mother; & go on by the
5evening train to the farm of a friend near Bedford. I do hope we shall
6see both you & Mrs Cross. I am a bit better but don't quite pull
7together.
8
9 I have Did I tell you I'd been writing an allegory story here called
10"Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland." I haven't quite done it yet; I
11feel well enough to sit on the sand!! but not much more.
12
13 Good bye. I am hoping against hope we may see Mr Lloyd here yet.
14 OS
15
16 It was all right about the heading. Any thing you did would be all
17right, because the heart is right. Cron would send his love but hes
18out on the rocks.
19
Notation
Rive's version of this letter omits part of it and is also in a number of respects incorrect.