"The taal letter" Read the full letter
Collection Summary | View All |  Arrange By:
< Prev |
Viewing Item
of 1895 | Next >
Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 15 May 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
Other Versions
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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. The final insertion is on an attached scrap of envelope. 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 Dear Laddie
3 Dot passed this morning. She looked well, but has got thin. Too much
4exercise! I expect she will look blooming when she comes back. The
5change will do her good.
7 I think Sauers speech was rather fine, but I confess I don’t yet
8understand the ins & outs of the act.
10 Dot says perhaps she will spend a day with me when she comes back.
12 I am much better again: the weather is nice & cool.
14 Dot had a carriage to herself.
16 Love to Fan & Bill.
17 Your little sister
18 Ol
19 Thursday
21 ^Please send me a postcard with Dot’s address in Swarzie Land.^