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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 13 May 1914
Address FromBull Hotel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Address ToVilla Flandre, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape
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. The date of this letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper, with a picture of a black bull.
1Bull Hotel
6Dear Fan
8I came up yesterday & am going back to London with Will & Ollie
9tomorrow. We went & had lunch with Ol yesterday & Mrs & Dr Bond –
10very nice people.
12There is only one photograph in Ollie’s room & that is one of you on
13the stand facing the door, such a sweet smiling picture of you. He &
14Will will give you all the news
16Ursie looks prettier than I ever knew her & seems sweeter & sweeter
17– at lease in her old aunts eyes. I shall see her again in an hour
18at lunch in the rooms of a friend of Ollies. I wish you were here too.
19It’s a dark dull day but not raining & I delight in the cold weather.
20 I am so sorry to hear of dear old Kitties accident I hope she’s
23Yours ever with love