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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Katie Findlay MSC 26/2.14.29
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1890
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToCatherine ('Katie') Findlay nee Schreiner
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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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1Matjesfontein
2
3My dear Sister
4
5I fear I am a very bad correspondent but I have so much writing to do
6that I hate to write a letter more than any one can understand. I am
7still you at Matjesfontein & shall likely stay here for five or six
8months more I find this dry cold suits my chest very much.
9
10I hope you are all well. I wish I could see you all but fear I shall
11have to put off my visit to Fraserburg till I go to away from
12Matjesfontein. Ettie I hear is already settled at Worcester with
13Roberts little ones. They seem to be getting on well as far as health
14goes but poor ?Wynnie still suffers much from her eyes.
15
16There is a Mr Norris staying here now who used to be at Fraserburg.
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18Excuse this short scrawl dear sister, & believe me with much love to
19all your little sister
20Olive
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