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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Katie Findlay MSC 26/2.14.27
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJanuary 1890
Address FromMount Vernon, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 163
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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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1Mount Vernon
2Cape Town
4My dear Katie
6Many thanks for your letter, & for the cards which Mother sent over to
7me from Grahamstown. I hope you have all had a glad new year. It must
8have been a great joy to you to see Fred & Alice again. Did you find
9them much changed? I should greatly like to see you all & must try &
10pay Fraserburg a visit before I return to England.
12//I hope y I think Will will return tomorrow. He has paid Mother a
13visit in Grahamstown on his way back. Tell Fred that poor old Smiler
14Will’s dog is dead. Give them all my love & accept the same ^yourself^ from
16Your loving sister
Rive's (1987) version omits part of the letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.