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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold3/Jan-Feb1920/8
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJanuary 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1My darling old sister
3I’ve just got a letter from Cron he seems so very very pained
4because you never answered that long letter of welcome yo he wrote to
5you when you arrived in South Africa. He seems to feel you must have
6something against him. I never knew him to be so pained about anything.
7 He sent the letter to Bill. Did Bill ever give it you? I have written
8to explain to him how much you had to do with Dots sudden wedding &
9all, & that I’m sure you like him & never meant to pain him. He’s
10been so very fond of you, & that I suppose is why he feels it so A
11letter addressed just
12Cronwright Schreiner
13De Aar
14will always find him.
16I had no news from any of you this news again. But no news is good
17news I hope, & if I can get to see Edna this week I’ve no doubt I
18shall get news: Do write to Cron ^Cron^ dear!
20Miss Greene seems very bad I fear she is dying.
22Did I tell you I met Frank Reitz in the street looking so strong & well.
24Good bye my darling old sister
27Take care of your self.