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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Katie Findlay MSC 26/2.14.14
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 July 1879
Address FromSeymour, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 23-4
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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.
2July 25 / 79
4My dear Katie
6I send you a likeness of Mamma which I have had taken. I think you
7will be glad to have it though it is not so good as it might be having
8been taken in the open air.
10I have had a very pleasant visit here & leave again for Cradock on
13You must address your next letter –
14Miss O. Schreiner, Lillie Kloof, P.O. Eland’s Drift, Dist. Cradock,
15and I hope you will write soon. How is it I never hear from you. Do,
16as you promised, send one of your likenesses down to town & have
17copies taken from it. That picture in which you & George are together
18is a very nice one.
20Give my best love to Katie & all the little ones, & with much love for
21yourself in which Mamma joins me.
23I remain,
24Your loving sister,
27P.S. I suppose you have heard of poor Maggie Rolland’s death. I hear
28that Emmie Hope is now in Grahamstown visiting Lillie Orpen.
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.