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Letter ReferenceFindlay Family A1199/1219
ArchiveWilliam Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 May 1874
Address FromColesberg, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 13
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The Project is grateful to the William Cullen Library, University of Johannesburg, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Historical Papers.
1 Colesberg
2 May 25th 1874
4 My dear Sister!
6 I was so glad when on opening Mamma's letter I found it contained one
7from your self. Many thanks for it. I was so glad to hear you were all
8still well.
10 I am, as you see from the date of my letter, now in Colesberg where I
11arrived a little more than a week ago. I was most kindly met by the
& feel sure that I shall get on well here.
14 We live in a fine large house just out of the town & I have a nice
15large room all to my self. They live very quietly here & seldom go out
16which is just what I like you know.
18 I think Colesberg is the most picturesque place in the Colony & the
19climate is delightful. I have felt wonderfully better since I got here.
21 I heard for Will last post. He is well & very busy getting ready for
22his matriculation examination which will take place next month.
24 It is school time so I must close. Hoping very soon to hear from you
27 I am ever dear Katie
28 Your loving sister
29 Olive
Rive's (1987) version of this letter is in a number of respects incorrect.