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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: Dr Wilson MSB 834/1.4.5
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1900 ; Before End: 1907
Address FromNorthern Cape
Address To
Who ToMrs Wilson
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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. This letter is a photocopy; the original cannot be traced. It has been dated approximately by reference to when Schreiner was living in Hanover. She was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Dear Mrs Wilson
3How sweet of you to send me those lovely vegetables. Mr Schreiner is
4coming this afternoon & I’ve been trying everywhere to get ?leaves for
5tomorrow, it was quite funny you should just then send them.
7I would long ago have been to see you, but I’ve not been very well
8lately, my heart is troubling me
10If you see Mrs Goldsmith please tell her I called two days after she
11was here, but couldn’t make any one hear. I wish some of you lived in
12my part of the town. I do hope you are keeping strong
14Yours ever
15Olive Schreiner
17I return the book with many thanks.