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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/195/49
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 October 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern 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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Dear Isie
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3 I was so touched by your thinking of me & sending me that lovely box
4of fruit & things. Thank you dear. I am returning the box carriage
5paid. I leave de Aar about the 20th for Cape Town & shall sail on the
65th of December for Europe. I shall stay with a woman Dr friend of
7mine in London for a short time, & then some friends of mine are going
8to take me on to Italy to the Riviera. I may go later to Florence to
9try that doctor Miss Hobhouse spoke of, but my plans are uncertain. I
10shall be guided by what the heart specialists in London say. Later in
11the summer I shall go to Nauheim which has done my brother Will’s
12heart so much good.
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14 In the spring I shall go back to London to see all my beloved friends
15before I go to Newheim. Good bye dear. I can’t write more.
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17 Love & thanks
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19 Auntie Olive
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