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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/38
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 November 1898
Address FromDounan’s House, Hospital Hill, Johannesburg, Transvaal
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 Dounan’s House
2 Hospital Hill
3 Nov – 16 / 98
5 Darling old Ettie
7 I hope very much some day you will come up here. I somehow think you
8would find the high air relieves you. Everything else but the air is
9very terrible to me here, but its very interesting & many people like
10it. Is dear old Wynnie coming up at Xmas to Mrs Reilly’s? It will be
11so delightful to see her.
13 Good bye dear one. I am starting out on ^Friday^ ^to^ Kimberley to pack
14the things. When once we have moved into our cottage & are settled
15then I will rest. Oh Ettie rest, rest, how beautiful it is! My ideal
16of heaven is a place like a big bed where you lie for month & month &
18^never move & look out of a window as you lie.^
20 Your little sis