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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/152
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 14 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 date of this letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 De Aar
2 Sunday
4 My darling
6 I am longing so for news of you, to hear how the oysters suited you, &
7to hear how the fireplace gets on. It will be such an immense comfort
8to me when I can think of you in the damp foggie nights with a bright
9cheerful fire keeping the air dry.
11 Cron sends much love to you. Give my best love to dear old John if he
12is with you. Do ask some one to write & tell me how you are, even a
13post card often. You see in town Will was always hearing from Theo &
14Mr Muskett Here I shall have no news that is not direct
16 Good bye my own sweet darling
17 Olive