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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/148
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday 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 Monday
3 My darling
5 I am so glad to hear from Mr Muskett this morning that the sour milk
6seems doing you good.
8 There’s nothing like that real Kaffir milk. I do hope it will really
9end the stomach symptoms they are not the most dangerous, but they are
10the most torturing & in the end take all life & strength.
12 Your few lines to me were so precious.
14 Good bye my darling love to the dear girls.
15 Your little sister Olive
17 Fan & Dot would send messages if they were in. Thank Alsie for her