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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/187
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern 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. This letter has been dated by reference to content, around 'him' ordering oysters. This is likely to be Will Schreiner obtaining oysters for Ettie Stakesby Lewis during her final illness. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time. The name of the addressee is indicated by content. The start of the letter is missing.
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5 office for him to order the oysters.
7 When I got back here I was saying how much you needed someone to help
8you, & Dot thought of Emily their gardeners wife a splendid cook & a
9good cleaner up & scrubber – quite the old slave type. We are sending
10her in at once Oh it is such a comfort she is going. It will help you.
12 Good bye my dear one.
13 Olive
15 Love to Alsie