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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/50
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 October 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 Oct 24th 1912
4 Dear Laddie
6 Thank you so much, but Cron says he can’t come down now; he may
7perhaps for a week at Xmas. His leg is much better. For two weeks
8he’s been dieting strictly, on stewed fruit, vegetable soup rice &
9salads from our garden made with eggs & powdered ?bread, & no meat of
10any kind, & its wonderful how the swelling has disappeared. I thought
11he was going to have an awful attack of gout like he had 12 years ago.
12He is out this afternoon arranging about some changes in the golf
13course. Did Fan tell the you that he won the prize for the lowest
14score in the last 6 months. The old man’s no end pleased at it
15though he doesn’t say much!! I’m so glad to hear you are really
16playing a bit.
18 I gave Cron your message & he says – I’m to tell you you are not
19going to take a mean advantage of him with his game leg – wait till
20he comes at Xmas!
22 I had a wire from my friend Kallenbach asking me to meet Gandhi at the
23station tomorrow as they pass here. I should have liked a long talk
24with Gandhi, but I fear they’ll only stop a few minutes. I shall
25however try to go down.
27 I’ve never managed my letter to Grey yet, I’m so dead stupid!
29 Thanks dear, for wishing to have us. I expect I’ll come trailing up
30some time before Xmas when the strain here gets too great, & I do hope
31Cron will come for a few days at Xmas. Stick to the golf as close as
32you can. I’m sure it will mean much to your health.
34 Thy small stupid sister
35 Ol