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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 11 June 1907
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Hanover
2 Tuesday
4 Thanks so much dear sister, for all the trouble you took. I shall
5arrive in Cape Town S on Sunday evening the 16th by the ordinary train.
6 I am going up to Mount Nelson for the three days till Cron arrives.
7He says he’ll pay for my staying there if I’ll look out for room &
8have everything ready when he come on Wednesday night. They make a
9great reduction at Mount Nelson for Members of Parliament & their
10wives, but I want to try & get cheapers apartments, then Cron can have
11his dinner &c ^at the parliament house,^ & I can do for my self with
12fruit & milk & biscuits, which is all I really care for. We wont try a
13boarding house, the food is too awful; it makes one ill; - imported
14meat, which is just poison, & all the vegetable bought a little
15damaged &c &c. They say there’s a boarding house near Mount Nelson
16kept by a Dutch woman, where the food is splendid, real old "Boer"
17kost. But i its too damp for me. I must be at least three stories up
18if I’m to stay. I want so much to stay this year because its my only
19chance of being with Cron. I cant like live at De Aar.
21 I’m keeping Dot’s letter to show Cron; he will enjoy it so. I’ll
22bring it with me. I think it will end in our going to Mrs Hersch’s,
23if I can’t find anything cheaper.
25 Good bye dear
26 Olive