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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/51
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 October 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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.
1 De Aar
2 Oct 24th 1912
4 Dear Fan, Thank you so much for your letter. Wouldn’t I like to come
5down but Cron says he can’t leave except perhaps at Xmas, & I shall
6try to hold on here as long as I can manage it But I fear I shall have
7to go somewhere by the end of November if the weather continues as it
8is now.
10 All the little squashes you sent have come up finely. I water them
11every day.
13 Our wells have not given in yet, as some people’s have.
15 I’m glad Alice Corthorn has seen Bessie. I’m sure she’ll be very
16fond of her: I wrote her about her.
18 Good bye dear. Thankyou so much for your sweet letter. You’re sure
19to see me marching down before the end of the year.
20 Ol
22 ^Cron sends much love to you & many thanks.^