"Trying to help Will Schreiner politically; I want 'She wrote Peter Halket' on my grave; it's what it cost me" Read the full letter
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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: Harry Gie MSB 834/1.3.2
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 July 1907
Address FromRossyvera, Norfolk Road, Sea Point, Cape 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.
1 Rosyvera
2 Norfolk Rd
3 Sea Point
4 July 20th 1907
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6 My dear Harry
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8 I am just really glad to hear your good news. And your dear old Mother
9is I know rejoicing. Her great wish was to see you married. I should
10like so much to see your friend. I am going to try & find out if she
11comes to town. Please send her my address if she should come down here
12in September before I leave.
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14 Is she related to Willie Louw who died at Colesberg?
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16 Are you fixed in Petrusville or only there for a time?
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18 It was so good of you not to forget your old friend, in your time of
19great happiness. One thing your future bride may be sure of, that she
20is going to have a good & unselfish husband.
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22 My husband sends his kind regards & says I must give you many good
23wishes for the future.
24
25 Good bye dear old "Marks"
26
27 Your affecate friend
28 Olive Schreiner
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