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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/146
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: April 1912 ; Before End: June 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
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 around the final illness of Ettie Stakesby Lewis. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Darling
3 I am always with you in though, my sweet old Ellie I think its best
4for you to be quiet; but you must take a little nourishment darling
5you must try & eat some of the pigeon ground fine with biscuit Bath
6oliver or the other.
8 I will send that splendid medicine as soon as I can get hold of Marans.
9 He’s been out up till now. Oh my darling you will get better for
10those who love you so.
12 Olive