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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/187/79
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 December 1901
Address FromHanover, 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.
1 Hanover
2 Dec 7th 1901
4 Dear Isie
6 I was so glad to get your short letters yesterday the Photograph’s
7of your darling Baby & of Ella & yourself reached me at last. They
8seem from the post marks to have miscarried & gone to a place called
9New Hanover in Natal. Perhaps that is why I have never got your long
10letters. Address Cape Colony very clearly when you write; & please
11write soon & tell me just how it goes with you all. I am glad the boys
12are well. My love to you all. I value the photographs very much.
13Baby’s is beautiful. But yours made me very sad you have got so thin
14& sad-looking. I think we shall many of us hardly know each other if
15ever we meet again. We are still at Hanover, & all things are going on
16in the old way with us. There is no fresh news. Give my love to Ella &
17please write soon if only a few lines
19 Yours ever Olive