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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Jessie Rose Innes MSC 26/2.6.2
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 16 December 1909
Address FromYork House, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToJessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle
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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. A typed transcript only of this letter is available; the original cannot be traced. The date has been written on the letter in an unknown hand.
1 c/o Dr. Purcell
2 Muizenberg
3 Thursday
5 Dear Jessie,
7 I was too unwell to leave & have been staying here with my dear
8friends the Purcells. I shant be going up till the first.
10 Will you be able to come to our drawing-room meeting on the 20th at 3.
1115. It would be so lovely to see you. Professor Fremantle & Mrs
will be the speakers.
14 Cron is coming down for Xmas & then I'm going back as far as
15Matjesfontein where I shall have to stay until it gets a little cooler
16at de Aar.
18 I do so want to see you again. It was lovely like old times to see you
21 Olive