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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateApril 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner returned to Kimberley in early April 1896 from a visit to Middelburg.
1 Dear Fan
3 I’m so sorry to hear that Mr Olly Poll has been unwell. I hope he’s
4alright again.
6 I had a letter from the Marriots this week; poor dear old Marriot has
7been very bad again. He ought not to have gone to India. Harry Gie was
8out here a fortnight ago; he looks wonderfully better. Perhaps we are
9going to England in November. If we do go we shall stay for a year &
10three months so as to escape the heat of two summers up here; but we
11may not go if the agent makes a satisfactory arrangement about the
12book without our going.
14 Good bye dear: drop me a line & give me some news.
16 Your little sis
17 Olive