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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1891/8
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 13 April 1891
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Matjesfontein
2 Monday
3
4 My dear Fan
5
6 The boy is flourishing. He & Sydney have got a shop this afternoon, &
7I am customer. He sends much love, & says he will write to you some
8time when there are not so many customers in the shop! I’ve not hear
9from Will since he passed but had a note yesterday from Kitty ?Nittin.
10She says the Gie’s have a lovely house.
11
12 Will you please send me up some of little Will’s games in case of
13rainy weather; & if he has it another warm sailor blouse. It is
14sometimes very sharp here, & I’m afraid to let him wear his one
15thick ^sailor^ blouse, as it might get dirty.
16
17 All the people here are very fond of our boy. There are a great many
18at table every day, & he behaves so well. I’ve never ever had to
19find fault with him. We are going for a little picture on his birthday
20in the afternoon. I don’t think I shall be coming down till the 29th
21at the earliest as I’m rather afraid of the damp in Cape Town at
22this time of year & want to start pretty well. I had thought of coming
23to stay a bit with dear old Keetje Silke before I leave but the couple
24of days I’m there I shall be so busy getting ready, & seeing people
25who call to say good bye, that I’m afraid I should only be a trouble
26& no pleasure to any one. Tell me a little news about yourself
27
28^& the children.^
29
30Your little sis
31Olive
32
33^I like Stakesby Lewis very much. Ettie seems so happy with him.^
34