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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/150
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 May 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 May 24 / 12
4 My darling
6 It seems long since I had any news of you I have been hoping Will
7might write a line to tell me what he thought of you. But I know how
8awfully busy he is & what even writing one line means to that dear
9worn body & brain. Do you find the fireplace any comfort if it is as
10hot & dry as it is with us, you will not need it the heat is quite
11oppressive here.
13 Good bye, my own darling. Your little sister who longs to see you.
14 Olive