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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date27 December 1889
Address FromMount Vernon, 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.
1 Mount Vernon
2 Cape Town
4 Dec 27th 1889.
6 Dear Ettie,
8 I send you mother’s letter to me as there are messages to you. I had
9also a note from Lilly who says mother doing splendidly, quite herself
10again. I had letter from dear old [wordspace] . He wrote so tenderly of
11you. He says he feels he can never express to you how much tenderness
12he feels towards you.
14 I spent my Xmas day here alone but was quite happy. I went out
15yesterday to spend the day with you Fanny at Kalk Bay. I couldn’t
16stay the night I was afraid of asthma. I feel such longing to see you.
18 My old Winnie has gone away. Mrs Gee sends me my breakfast & dinner, I
19paying, & I get my tea myself.
21 Good night my sister. Give my love especially to Wynnie & Effie, tell
22them I am coming some day on purpose to see them.
24 Good night.
26 Olive
28 I am using my little stand. The work box will be very useful as I have
29nothing of the kind.
The 'mother's message' mentioned is no longer attached.