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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFebruary 1909
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western 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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Matjesfontein from late December 1908 to late March 1909.
1 Dear Fan
3 I have just found that Kate Stuart (not Theo) wired ^wrote^ off to Will
4the moment Theo was said to have typhoid, so a wire came from Will
5today asking how he was. I was so careful to impress on Joe Sutton he
6must not wire to Will as he thought of doing because I know what the
7mental strain is, under which he is working, if he only gets through
8without breaking down! I won’t even write write him a pleas-ant
9little note myself for fear of giving him something
10 ^
11more to think of. Mr Sutton leaves tonight for Aliwal. He is looking
12much better. I shall quite miss him.
14 Theo is much better, read the newspapers today & his temperature is
15only 101.
17 Good bye dear.
18 Olive^