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Letter ReferencePatrick Duncan BC 294/D1.33.1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday May 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToPatrick Duncan
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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 March to the end of November 1912. Cronwright-Schreiner visited his mother at the end of May 1912, following her stroke.
1 de Aar
2 Sunday night
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4 Dear Mr Duncan
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6 Thank you for your letter. I’m so glad you think you’ll be able
7break your journey here.
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9 My Husband is going down to Cape Town Muizenburg tomorrow night to see
10his mother who has had a stroke & is lying in that far little stone
11house close to where you are at Muizenberg. He will only be there for
12three days, but he will try to call on you, though I suppose you are
13hardly ever at Muizenberg, with committees in the morning & evening
14sittings. I was not at all surprised to hear of the ?Hiell incident. I
15gave the Botha ministry two years at the shortest & five at the
16longest when it started.
17
18 Yours sincerely
19 Olive Schreiner
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