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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/138
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 April 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToBlaauwberg, Western Cape
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. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 April 21st 1912
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4 My darling
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6 It was good to see the sweet old handwriting again I went down to the
7station to see John Pursglove as he passed today & take him a bunch of
8my flowers & a bit of cake. He said you seemed to him to look much
9brighter & more like your old self the day he left Blauwberg.
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11 I am so grieved to hear about the swelling of the legs, but with such
12great & terrible weakness as your it may improve as you get a little
13stronger. My legs & stomach were so swollen at Hanover twelve years
14ago that the doctors thought I would have to be tapped, but slowly it
15disappeared almost.
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17 If only we were in Europe & you could try the Neuheim treatment &
18massage.
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20 I have a little most beautiful springbok biltong now. Would you be
21able to try a little if I sent it?
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23 Good bye, my old Ettie. If you knew how my thoughts hang round that
24sad desolate little promentary at Blauwberg.
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26 Your Olive
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