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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/30
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 July 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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 July 5th 1912
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4 Dear Laddie
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6 Great rejoicings in this heart over Son Oliver’s success. I’m glad
7for his sake, but even more for yours. I know how much it will be to
8you.
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10 Cron sends heartfelt congratulations too.
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12 It is a promis of his future success.
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14 I’m often often thinking of you, dear, but don’t write as I know
15you are too busy with other matters to be much bothered with letters.
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17 Thy small sister
18 Ol
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20 I hope the boy will tempt you into golf. But play moderately at first.
21That side swing as one drives may be over done.
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23 Is the exam = in which Oliver has passed a College exam = or one in
24which the whole University competes. I’m awfully ignorant
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26 ^about Cambridge exams.^
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