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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1893/1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 January 1893
Address FromGanna Hoek, Halesowen, Eastern 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 notepaper this letter is written on is torn and there are several words missing in the final paragraph.
1 Ganna Hoek
2 Jan 9 / 93
4 Dear Fan
6 I guess you ^are^ very happy having your old man back again. How does he
7seem? Did he enjoy his trip. I’ve not any news of any of you for so
8long. How is Ursula’s face? Did Olly know his Dad. I leave tomorrow
9morning for Cookhouse where old Mr Webber is to fetch me to Lily Kloof,
10 & I reach Grahamstown to Friday. Everyone is so good & kind & loving
11to me to me here. They would quite spoil me if I were to stay here
14 Good bye dear old sis.
15 Olive
17 P.S. I send you a note of Maud’s in which she mentions you. Please
18be very nice to her when you meet her. She’s so lo out of health &
19depressed, & she’s taken such a great fancy to you from the moment
20she saw you.
22 Lady Loch tells me Will is [wordmissing] stout! He the worthless
23 [wordsmissing] does not report himself [wordmissing]