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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/195/43
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 January 1913
Address FromGrand Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToIsie Smuts nee Krige
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. This letter is on printed headed notepaper, with the heading crossed through.
1Villa Flandre

3Grand Hotel
5Jan 20th 1913
7 Dear Isie
9 I’m so glad to think you’ll be here soon. I think you’ll like
10your house. I hope I’ll be so much better by the time you come that
11I’ll often be able to walk over & see you. It’s not very far from
12here I saw Neef Jan going past in a motor car the other day & waved to
13him but he didn’t see me. I am feeling better at this place, but one
14feels very lonely in a big hotel & one can only see a tiny bit of the
15sea over the roofs of the houses.
17 If my husband were here I would be quite happy He says the heat is
18terrible at de Aar.
20 Good bye dear. I long to see what little Jan is like. Your little
22 Olive