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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 August 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. 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 old man
3 Ursie writes me that you are going to Bloemfontein soon. Couldn’t
4you possibly spend a few days with us? De Aar has nothing else to give,
5 but one can rest here; & old man Cron is longing to meet you at golf,
6& I’m better, not quite such a horrible stupid person as I was a
7little time ago. Do come if you can;
9 Thy small sister
10 Ol
12 If Ol could come too it would be splendid but I expect he’s too busy,
13 with studies & seeing folk. I expect every one longs to see a bit of
16 I don’t suppose Cron has the smallest chance against Pat Duncan^,^
18 ^but I don’t think it matters much as the whole thing will be more or
19less of a farce.^