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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 January 1910
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address Toc/o Schreiner Chambers, St Georges Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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. Schreiner was in Matjesfontein from January to mid April 1910. The address the letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope, which has an illegible postmark. The final insertion is on the envelope.
1 Dear Boy,
3 Enclose Alice’s post card to me. I’m so glad the children make her
4so happy. I wonder if I shall see you at the house today
6 Olive
8 It’s Cron’s birthday
10^Tell Fan I’m coming to you at St James on Sunday for the day^