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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/48
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday October 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToEffie Hemming m. Brown (1903)
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1Hanover
2 Friday night
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4 Darling Effie,
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6 I suppose mother leaves Cape Town tomorrow for Grahamstown & that the
7week after next if mother carries out her plan she will be passing
8here with Grannie.
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10 Please write & tell me exactly the plans that I may try to arrange to
11meet you at Hanover Rd. the weather here is absolutely perfect & I am
12expecting great things for Grannie from the change to this high dry
13air, at this time of the year perfect I enclose a PO order for ten
14shillings: please dear when come bring me 10 boxes of Philippe de
15?Canands sardines 1/- a box. You remember I got some in the little
16green grocers shop where the nice woman was in Bathurst St, where we
17got the chillies & butter & other things. I think that is the only
18place in Grahamstown where they are to be got. Also please with regard
19to the other 10/ I sent. After paying Mrs Rudd the 4/3 there will be
205/9 over please buy me for it four bottles of Mrs Rudds homemade jam
21^at 1/3 a bottle^ (especially to of her orange marmalade) & for the 9d
22of a pound of her rusks. As & don’t get the brown bread I asked for
23as travelling so long it will be dry before you get here. A coolie has
24opened a shop so we are now able to get oranges here, but decent
25groceries are not to be had here. Please dear drop me a line & tell me
26just how the little mother is. I had such a sad dream about her the
27other night.
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29 Love to my dear old Will. I hope you don’t find the staying alone in
30Grahamstown too hard, darling.
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32 Your little Auntie
33 Olive
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35 The james & things Aunt Het bought me were smashed fine in the post
36cart!!
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