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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 October 1910
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 Oct 28th 1910
4 Dear Fan
6 Thankyou so much for the fruit. I did enjoy it greatly. Thank you for
7wanting me to come, dear, but I can’t manage it now; & I’m such a
8broken down old crock I shouldn’t be much fun to any one.
10 I leave for Mrs Haldane Murrays farm on the 2 11th I think. It’s
11very hard to leave my husband & my home & go wandering about every
12year for five or six months. The bitterest thing the war did for me
13personally was to land us here, it seems forever.
15 The dear Purcells have just written to say they are keeping a seat in
16their box for me at the pagent in case I come. I often wonder why my
17dear friends are so good to such a broken down old thing as I am now.
18Cron says you look so young & happy. I’m so glad, dear.
20 I’ll come & see you some time next year.
22 Good bye.
23 Thine ever
24 Olive