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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 16 April 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToChambers, St Georges Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
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 of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 Sunday morning
2 De Aar
4 Dear Laddie
6 Your cigars were much appreciated. Cron had two the day I got here &
7they did him wonderfully little harm being so fine. The coronets are
8solemnly handed round after each meal, in faith of your statement that
9they aid digestion!
11 Monday. I couldn’t get further yesterday, but am much better today.
12I wish so much, & so does Cron that you could come & visit us. It
13would be so good for Cron to see more of you, & we’d make you quite
14comfortable here. I’d make you nice little vegetarian dishes with
15cheese & all, & you could play golf with Cron; but I suppose there’s
16no hope of that, till a time which I can’t reckon on.
18 Thank you dear for making my time in Cape Town so happy to me. I can
19never for-get the old man coming along with my Tucker’s so late at
20night at Muizenberg.
22 Good bye dear.
23 Your small sister
24 Olive