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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/183
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSeptember 1904
Address From6 Tamboer’s Kloof Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western 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. The addressee is provided by content, around Ettie Stakesby Lewis having found accommodation for Schreiner for her September 1904 visit there.
1 Darling
3 I came – I couldn’t wait longer without seeing you. But Mr James
4tell me you are in town & won’t be back till late so its no use my
5waiting. I will come out again some other day. I must hurry away to
6catch the next train.
8 Our quarters are so comfortable I can’t thank you enough for looking
9for them, darling I know nothing so wearing as looking for room, but
10these suit us perfectly.
12 Your little sister
13 Olive
15 I’ll come again soon. Is the morning best time? If you come to me in
16the morning is best for then I am always in nearly.
18 ^My address is 6 Tambour’s Kloof Rd - c/o Mrs Johnson^