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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 September 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 September 7th 1911
4 My dear old man I am sending you a cutting from a Jo'berg paper with a
5letter of dear old Cartwright’s.
7 I am always thinking of you dear travellers.
9 I hope the trip to Norway did our girl good.
11 I got a very valuable letter from our girl Lyndall when she left me, I
12have put away in a little box with my greatest treasures. I think she
13was not so much physically as mentally brighter & happier when she
14left. Even Cron noticed what a quite new look had come into her face.
16 For me the fortnight was the happiest I have known for many years.
18 Did I tell you what an enthusiastic letter Adela wrote about your
19visit – especially about Oliver. How every one loves the dear lad.
22 Today Cron is having a big stock sale: it is a true de Aar day the sky
23dark with dust, but I can’t complain because up to this we’ve had
24exceptionally fine weather quite cold.
26 If I can hire a little room at Blauwberg which Het talk of I shall go
27there for the summer, but before I go ^I’ll^ spend a few days in town
28to see you all, & hear the news of you travels. I hope you will see
29something more of Mrs Earl & if invites Ursula to go at any time &
30stay with her in the country I hope she’ll go as she will meet many
31most interesting people. After all the great advantage to young South
32Africans of visiting Europe is not so much seeing lands & things, as
33coming into close contact with new types of people.
35 Good bye my dear old man. Lyndall took some lessons in golf here, &
36she will be quite able to instruct you when you once come out. When
37you’ve once taken to golf there’s no fear of your ever leaving it
38again. Folks go golf mad.
40 Good bye. I’m so glad to think you are having a little rest
41 Olive