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Letter ReferenceFindlay Family A1199/3589
ArchiveWilliam Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 May 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBessie Findlay nee Niemeyer
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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. This letter is by and from Olive Schreiner, with Cronwright-Schreiner acting as her amanuensis or secretary.
1 The Homestead
2 Kimberley
3 9 May 95
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5 My dear Bessie,
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7 Your kind note to your Aunt, about my brother Alfred, arrived
8yesterday. As Olive is still confined to her bed, I am writing for her.
9 Many thanks for your ready response, and the hearty welcome you are
10prepared to extend to Alfred. I hope you'll be good friends: I am very
11fond of him. I am writing to him in a day or two (he reached
12Johannesburg yesterday - don't know his address yet) and will deliver
13your messages to him, & tell him to look you up.
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15 By this time, you will have heard that our little daughter only lived
16a few hours. Olive is, I am thankful to say, recovering nicely: she
17sits up tomorrow.
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19 Love from us both to you all,
20 Yours very affectionately,
21 S. C. Cronwright Schreiner
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