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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/94
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 1907
Address FromEastbergholt, Tamboer’s Kloof Road, 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. The year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Eastbergholt
2 Tambour’s Kloof Rd
3 Sunday morning
5 My darling
7 I was so sorry I couldn’t come to the meeting it was a terrible day.
8I did not get off the bed all day & simply couldn’t come. Fan was so
with your speech said it was so fine.
11 I shall try to go to hear the speeches & perhaps shall be able to see
12you after the meeting for a moment.
14 I left two of my meerkat boxes at Elizas & they are now in town. Ely
15said you were sending the waggon down for some of her things. If I can
16arrange could the boy take up by two meerkat boxes to unreadable ^stop^
17at the Highlands till I decide what to do with them? Tell me tomorrow
20 Oh my darling I do such wish you could get rid of the Highlands
23 Good bye darling
24 Olive