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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/35
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJuly 1909
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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Dear Fan,
3 I have been so grieved to hear from Violet that your dear friend Mrs
was dead; & that you’d not seen her. I know how much meeting
5an old friend in that strange land would have meant to you. It seems
6so sad you couldn’t have seen her.
8 Violet gave me no other news of you, so I don’t know if this letter
9will find you still in England.
11 I hope the time have been a good one to you, in all but this sorrow. I
12am so anxious to know how my old brother does in his work. I fear he
13has had a hard, hard time.
15 Good bye, dear.
16 Olive.