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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/103
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday February 1909
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToHenrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891)
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. This letter has been dated by reference to content. Theo Schreiner was ill with typhoid in Matjesfontein in February 1909. Schreiner was resident in Matjesfontein from late December 1908 to late March 1909.
1 Monday night
3 My darling.
5 I do hope you y will come on Friday. It will be beautiful to see you.
6I am not sitting up with Theo tonight Kate has got a coloured woman.
7Tell the Huttons to bring up all they need a box with sugar tinned
8things &c as all the things here at the shop are awfully bad. Let me
9know in time when you are coming so that the house may be ready.
11 Olive