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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/39
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 June 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 June 6th 1908
4 My dear Fan
6 I saw the old man for about two minutes the other day. He looked
7better than when I saw him last.
9 Did you read the Convert by Elizabeth Robins? Did you like it. Mrs
says she would like to give a copy to every woman & to every man,
11 & some women don’t seem to care for it at all. Did you go to the
12Meeting on the 2nd when Emily Hobhouse spoke?
14 // We have had a terrible blow. Three days ago we heard that Cron’s
15mother has cancer of the breast, she is to be operated on on Monday.
16Cron leaves tonight to go down & be there for the operation. I don’t
17think, Fan, the dear old lady will come through. It does seem terrible
18at the end of a long life to have this awful suffering. Don’t
19mention about its being cancer as they’re trying to keep the
20knowledge from her ^of what her disease really is,^ but I ^’m^ sure she
23 How does Julie Joubert like England? Write me a nice real letter,
26 The Browns are very happy in Natal. Send Dot’s latest news. I never
27hear anything of her except by chance.
29 Good bye, love to all.
30 Olive
32 ^Cron will be staying at Alfred Cronwrights. He thinks to leave again
33after the operation on Monday evening, but may not be able to.^
The book referred to is: Elizabeth Robins (1907) The Convert London: Methuen & Co.