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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 April 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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Legend
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 April 26th 1911
3
4 Dear Laddie
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6 I don’t write because I know how full your time is.
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8 I enclose a note, part of a letter of Adela’s about you & Oliver.
9Please destroy when read. I hope she will see Oliver. I’ve been
10telling her so much about him. Since her baby’s birth she has got a
11little stronger & is able sometimes to see folk. I wish she could see
12my beautiful little Ursula too. How I wish I was living in England &
13could take Ursula about, show her people & life, take her to see all
14my friends; & life at the East & West End both. She would learn far f
15more than in a finishing school. But here I am tied to old South
16Africa
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18 Good bye my Laddie. I want to write you a real letter some day, but am
19
20^not up to it now ^
21 You little sister
22 Olive
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24^Mrs Drew has just wired me she is passing tomorrow I am going to try
25to get to the station to see her. ^
26
27 I’ve only managed to get out of the house twice in the month I’ve
28been here, but shall soon pick up now the glorious cool weather is
29coming.
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Notation
The enclosed note is no longer attached.