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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1892/17
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 October 1892
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. Schreiner was mainly resident in Matjesfontein between December 1889 and December 1892, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere, including Cape Town.
1 Darling Fan
3 Would you do me a great favour & send down at once to Mrs Frazer
4top of Plein Street the blue stuff & grey collar, I left
5wrapped up ^in^ the upstairs cupboard. I’ve just got nothing to wear
6except my hot serge dress when I come to town. I’ve been laid up
7five days with a bad sore throat but am much better again.
9 Please make give me any news you get this week of Will. I’m
10very scarce of news about him, Fred hasn’t written for two weeks &
11I’ll he’s only sent me a pencil note from Madeira & six lines from
12Morleys Hotel in London. Has he been to Cambridge?? Does he say
13anything about Wilfred?
15 I was sorry after I sent you Constance Lytton’s note, because
16perhaps she wouldn’t have liked it. They spent two days up here. We
17had a delightful time. Love to all the folk especially to Hannie, & a
18kiss to "Mrs Ursula". It will be lovely to see you all.
20 Olive
22 Please send dress, or you’ll have me going about in my night gown to
23the scandal of the whole family! I quite forgot I’d nothing to wear.