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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1890/1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday March 1890
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToJessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle
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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.
1 Matjesfontein
2 Thursday
4 Thank you for all your sweet loving kindness towards. What I don’t
5suppose you understand is that a person can be quite as much helped &
6comforted by affection & kindness that is only shewn as if they could
7take advantage of it.
9 I got here this morning so fast asleep that if the station master
10hadn’t found me, & awakened me I should have gone on to Beaufort.
11The cold here is very intense, the pools of water in the shade before
12my door have little bits of ice on them; but it’s very happy here &
13Dicky is sitting by me in front of the fire.
15 Love to Dorothy. I can’t forget how kind it was of Mr Innes to write
16to me.
18 Yours always
19 Olive