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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 January 1908
Address FromDe 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 De Aar
2 Jan 6th 1908
4 Dear Fan
6 I wish you were coming too tomorrow, when we are looking forward so
7much to our glimps of Will & Oliver. But the heat is so tremendous
8here that unless it rains or cools off before tomorrow night I am
9almost sorry for them. It was still 80 at three o’clock this
10morning by the thermometer hanging at the head of my bed. Even Ollie
11lies on the floor & won’t eat anything, it’s so hot. But I think
12it must end in rain.
14 I hope you are all having a good time at St James. Give my love to
15Kitty if she’s down there. Did you find her her much improved in
16health when she came back from England? It must have been nice to hear
17all about Dot from her. Dot will see a real good old English Xmas this
18year with snow & ice.
20 We are still living in our one room, the foundation of our house is
21built, but the builder has gone on an Xmas spree, & there doesn’t
22seem chance of much work just now. Have you read a very interesting
23book called The Convert by Elizabeth Robins? It’s about the
26 I hope you’ll have a real good year. Are you going to England?
28 Your three-parts melted sister
29 Olive
The book referred to is: Elizabeth Robins (1907) The Convert London: Methuen & Co.