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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 28 April 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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Friday
3 Dear Laddie
5 I’m sorry to trouble you; but could you cash this for me & pay it
6into my account in the Standard Bank. I’m becoming quite a blooming
7millionaire with the £60 I got for my book & this. ^Its for sales of
8African Farm more than I’ve got for years!^ It’ll pay for my long
9talked of trip to Healdtown & Balfour.
11 I went to the station to meet Mrs Drew yesterday She looks tired & sad.
12 She’s coming to spend a little time with me here, staying at the
13Hotel, as I couldnt make her comfortable in my tiny home. I found Lady
14Gladstone a pleasant very friendly little person – But Herbert! –
15isn’t he "pap". I believe he thought I was going to shout "Votes for
16Women!" He looked so relieved when I shook his hand & said I was glad
17to see him! He beamed all over, & invited me to Pretoria – but I
18said it didn’t suit my health.
20 We are having just glorious weather here today. I wish you were here.
21I want to talk really to you about several things but I don’t feel
22up to writing.
24 Thy small sister
25 Olive
The 'my book' referred to is Woman and Labour.