"Your dear eyes, I know dear" Read the full letter
Collection Summary | View All |  Arrange By:
< Prev |
Viewing Item
of 1895 | Next >
Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/105
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday February 1909
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHenrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891)
Other Versions
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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
3 Theo is getting on splendidly next Saturday will be the 21st day. I
4don’t know if the doctor will let him get up. Kate Stuart is nursing
5him most devotedly & skilfully. She's a good nurse.
7 We went last night to the station to meet Mrs Mrs & Miss Dugmore, but
8they weren’t there.
10 Tell Arthur to write & tell me whether he feels ?fired at
11Cartwright’s & what salary would make him & Effie feel it was
12worthwhile going to the Transvaal (Johannesburg) I don’t want to try
13unless I know they really care to settle there for good.
15 Good bye my darling
16 Olive