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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/4
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 July 1874
Address FromColesberg, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToAlice Hemming nee Schreiner
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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 name of the addressee is provided by content.
1 Colesburg
2 July 12th 1874
4 My dear old Sis!
6 Yesterday afternoon at half past four a very nice little boy put in
7his appearance. He & Mrs Weakley are both doing very well. I am so
8glad it is all over.
10 The dear children are all very good ^&^ I have just sent them all out
11for a walk.
13 I was glad to hear darling Sis that you were better. I felt so anxious
14about you all the week & was so relieved when I saw your hand writing.
15I have no time to write to John this post but please thank him for his
16letter & tell him I shall be looking out for a beautiful likeness by
17next post.
19 Give my love to old Leo, also When. I was sitting by the fire last
20evening I was thinking so much of the old Cradock days & how we all
21used to sit round the fire, - a band of brothers & sisters.
23 I was so sorry to hear from John that poor ?Santell was so ill. Is he
24staying with you now? What is he doing?
26 I am not feeling at all well my chest or heart or whatever it is
27troubles me a great deal: but I am happy & always with true love
29 Your old sister
30 Olive