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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/114
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: April 1910 ; Before End: July 1910
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToEffie Hemming m. Brown (1903)
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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. The year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter has been dated by reference to content, around the illness and then death of Effie Brown’s son.
1 My darling Effie
3 Please know I am always thinking of you that sweet suffering little
4one. I have only not written because I’ve been too unwell to write to
5any one. Oh my darling, what your mother heart must suffer in watching
6the pain you can do nothing to save him from.
8 Good bye, my darling. Give much love to Arthur. I know how precious
9his little son is to him.
11 Your small Auntie
12 Olive