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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1895/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 June 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToStone Lodge, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
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 year of this letter is indicated by content.
1 The Homestead
2 May June the 3rd
4 Dear Jessie
6 Cron & I were starting this evening for Cape Town ^have all our things
7packed^ but I didn’t feel quite strong enough this morning. So
8we’ve give it up for the present. We may come next week or the week
9after. He has to go on business, & won’t leave me. We shall only be
10there a few days.
12 The weather is heavenly here now: & I suppose it is all damp & fog in
13Cape Town. C It was said here in one of the papers that the members of
14the opposition were almost compelled to go to the lunch to Sir H
15Robinson because by their wives who where afraid they would be shut
16out from Government House festivities &c. One can never believe what
17the Kimberley Colonial papers say; & I’m quite sure it couldn’t
18have been your making, but it quite distressed me! Cron sends hearty
19greetings to you both. He seems to grow gentler & tenderer to me every
20day now I am so weak.
22 My love to you all.
23 Olive