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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Katie Findlay MSC 26/2.14.15
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 September 1879
Address FromLily Kloof, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 24
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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.
1Lily Kloof
2Sep. 12 / 79.
4My dear Katie
6I was very glad to get your letter & have sent Mama’s on to her. I
7am only sorry that the letter did not contain a likeness of yourself.
8Have you not got an old one of yourself that you could spare for me. I
9have not got any likenesses of you, at all.
11I am glad to hear you are all well & getting on pleasurably.
13I like my new situation very much. I have two nice girls to teach & so
14far have found the place suit my health very well. The farm lies high
15up among the mountains & is about five hours from Cradock. There is a
16large poplar bush like that on your farm.
18I suppose Alice has already left for England.
20I hope my chest will get quite strong that I too may go, some day.
22Give my love to Katie & all the children. I suppose Maggie & Emma are
23growing quite big girls! I hope you will not leave me very long
24without news of yourselves. I am always very glad to hear from you, &,
25though this note is short, write very soon dear Katie to
27Your loving sister
28Olive Schreiner
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.