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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/9
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 25 September 1912
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 De Aar
2 Wednesday
4 Dear Fan
6 I hope all has gone well with May. It may be she was quite out in her
7count – people often are with a first child. It must be an anxious
8time for her mother. When Will wrote he was coming I was just going to
9write & ask you if you would not come as far as de Aar & stay with me
10while they went on; but I felt sure after I got you letter you would
11feel you must go to be with Mrs ?Devenish.
13 It was fine having the two here. If you had been here too I’ve a
14nice little stretcher I could have put for Ol Boy in the study. I’m
15so glad it was nice weather while yesterday & today are very hot. The
16first real summer weather we’ve had. I couldn’t sleep last night
17so at 5 I was out watering in the garden, At six I made so tea for old
18man Cron & he got up. By eight o’clock I had nearly all the garden
19watered. I have to do my gardening in the early morning in the summer
20as I can’t go out in the heat. I would very much like to have some
21of those nice little vegetable marrow seeds, dear. I got a note from
22Ursie this morning, so happy in Holland but says its very flat & she
23longs for mountains. So do I, at de Aar!
25 I wish Bill was up here with the other young Barristers. Will Stuart
26is here & told Cron he was to be married in two months – but I’ve
27not seem him yet.
29 Good bye dear. I shall think of you next Wednesday. It will be hard to
30part with your boy
31 Olive