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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/157
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 12 June 1912
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address ToBlaauwberg, Western Cape
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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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. Content indicates that Schreiner was in Cape Town when it was written. She was there in early June 1912 for the funeral of her sister Ettie Stakesby-Lewis.
1 Tuesday
3 Wynne darling,
5 I send you a letter I got from Clifford Cawood to-day. I fear my dear
6little Dora is going too. Dear let me know of your plans. I wish so
7much you were not so far at Blauwberg. I shall be here till Saturday.
8If you are in town let me know & I might come in & we might have lunch
9together. Give my love to Alsie. I wonder what your plans for the
10future are. I suppose you must hear from Newberry before you can
11decide anything about the Highlands. You know I feel I could see
12Blauwberg again, but I could never bear to see the Highlands without
13her. Good bye, dear. Whatever you plan for the future you must have a
14good rest first. If ever you did want a post as a teacher I might be
15able to help you. I could so truly use any little influence I have for
16you, because I do believe you are head & shoulders above the ordinary
19 Your little Auntie
20 Olive
22 All here are always speaking so lovingly of you & Alsie.