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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/19
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1910
Address FromDe Aar, 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was in De Aar from May or June to November 1910.
1 Dear Fan
3 I was to have left yesterday for Pretoria to speak on woman & labour
4at the Womans Domestic Industries Congress. But I was too unfit & Cron
5has gone alone. He returns next Saturday. Dear I want to ask you to do
6me a very great favour. Now Anna Purcell is gone I have no one to ask.
7I am afraid if I come to Cape Town I will not be able to stay more
8than a very little time with your or Minnie de Villiers as Newlands &
9Plumstead are too dar ^damp^ & have too many pine trees. But there is an
10hotel called, I think, the Hotel Milner. It used to be the Van der
11Byles house I fancy, it is somewhere near Woodstock. I think you will
12know the hotel I mean. Some day when you can spare the time, could you
13perhaps go & tel look at the place & tell me what its like. If they
14have nice airy up stairs bedrooms, & what the terms are. & it if its
15near the train station as I can’t walk far. I am afraid I am giving
16you great trouble dear, but I would be so glad if you could do it for me
18^I suppose Will sailed last Saturday. ^
20 Your little sister
21 Olive