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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Katie Findlay MSC 26/2.14.1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 August 1874
Address FromColesberg, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 14
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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 Colesberg
2 Aug 20th 1874
4 My dearest Katie!
6 I was very glad when your long silence was at last broken by the
7letter which I received last week & I was most glad to hear that you
8were all still well.
10 I am not feeling very well but am very comfortable in my new place &
11though I have had some very good positions offered me lately I think I
12shall remain where I am for some time to come.
14 I have just heard from a friend of mine at the shop Fields who tells
15me that Ettie has the measles very badly & I am of course very anxious
16for more news of her. It really seems as if she only went out of one
17illness in to another. All the little Weakleys have the measles; there
18are three of them still in bed with it so you may imagine how full our
19hands are just now.
21 I have not heard from Mamma for some time. but when Will was there she
22wrote, & told me she was well & that they were very soon to move over
23to Balfour
25 Give my love to the dear little people & with love to John,
26 I am ever dearest Katie
27 Yours very lovingly
28 Olive
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.