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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 18 May 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToKnor Hoek, Sir Lowry?s Pass, Western Cape
Who ToJulia Solly nee Musprat
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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. 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 Sunday
3 Dear Mrs Solly
5 I am so glad to hear you are somewhat better & have been a few days
6with Anna Purcell. She is certainly one of the most sweet & comforting
7spirits in the world.
9 I have not seen that book of Younghusbands, but read his travels &
10even in those was strongly drawn to him. I shall greatly value his
13 I hope soon to hear you are quite well again. It is not a passing
14illness but the strain of continued ill health that is so terrible. I
15do hope you will grow quite strong.
17 Yours ever
18 Olive Schreiner
The book referred to is: Francis Edward Younghusband (1896) The Heart of a Continent A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria... Edinburgh: John Murray.