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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: Harry Gie MSB 834/1.3.1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 6 January 1897
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHarry Gie
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. Two dates have been written on this letter by an unknown hand, 3 May 1893 and 6 January 1897 (both of which were Wednesdays). Content with regard to the 'we' going to the steamer favours the 1897 date.
1 Wednesday morning
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3 Dear Harry Gie,
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5 You will think I & my dog are the greatest bores you ever knew.
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7 But would you give the Cabman ^of Cab 15^ the enclosed 3/- to buy food
8for my dog, if they have him. Do like a good old Marx try to find some
9one to have him for me. I'll write a book about your kindness to me if
10you will. I want so to know the dog is with some one who will be kind
11to him.
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13 Good bye we are just off to the steamer
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15 Yours ever
16 Olive Schreiner
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