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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/19
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 October 1897
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.
1 The Homestead
2 Kimberley
3 Oct 14 / 97
5 Dear Fan
7 If they haven’t yet send for the typewriter (as they ought to have
8done for I wrote to them about it while I was in town & twice since)
9would you give ?David the enclosed 2/- & some day when he has a little
10time let him take it into town to them. The shop is the South African
11Typewriter Company Adderley Street All is going on quietly with us &
12there’s no news. I haven’t yet been once into Kimberley or in fact
13out of my front door since we arrived. I am getting my little cottage
14into good order, & am going to plant a few roses. I can never thank
15you enough dear for all your kindness to me when I was in town. I’m
16but a poor sort of visitor to have now-a-days. Did you get the table
17napkins I sent all right?
19 My love to you all
20 Olive
22 They are going to have grand doings on Saturday when the Governor
25 ^Love to all the small folks. Cron sends his love. It was fine to see
26little Will getting on so splendidly.^