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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/161
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 May 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
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.
1 De Aar
2 May 3rd 1913
4 Dear Winnie
6 I was so glad to get your letter today. I’m glad all goes well with
7our little Effie & the children. Its very sad to hear about Cousin
8Tatty & Lilly. Please if you see them any time give them my love. Oh
9its too hard all this suffering at the end of life.
11 My darling I can understand how lonely & empty your life seems now,
12with so many of your dear ones gone. If ever you feel a little change
13up here would do you good I would be so delighted if you would come;
14only there is so little here in this barren rather empty place that I
15never like to ask any one. But it would be a joy to me if ever you
16cared to come. I’ve only a very tiny spare room, but I know you
17wouldn’t mind that. I have been worse since I came back here than
18I’ve ever been before, but I still manage enough to look after the
19house, but my garden I’ve had to give up. I can just do the work
20that must be done & then lie down.
22 Good bye dear
23 Your loving small
24 Aunt Olive
26 I’m so glad you’ve good news of Elbert.