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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: September 1887 ; Before End: October 1887
Address FromLondon
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. ‘London 1887’ has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter has been dated by reference to content. Schreiner left Britain for Europe in mid October 1887.
1 My dear old Ettie
3 Please be sure & let me know whether you have been able to get the
4rooms at Vis-chhoek.
6 I am able to leave England because I think I am going there to rest. I
7am very anxious to hear how you stood the voyage but it cannot be for
8some weeks yet. Theo & Katie, I think, leave next Tuesday for the
9continent. I’ve not any news to give Give my love to Guy & Elberty
10& dear old Nanny. I long to see your face
12 Your little sister
13 Olive