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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 November 1898
Address FromDounan’s House, Hospital Hill, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Address To
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.
1 Dounan’s House
2 Hospital Hill
3 Johannesburg
4 Nov 13 / 98
5
6 Dear Jessie
7
8 I have been up here about six weeks, & have taken a little house which
9we are going to move into next month. I hate Johannesburg very much
10but the doctors think is doing my heart good; & Cron is going to start
11work with a lawyer with a view of ultimately becoming a solicitor. I
12wish dear Mrs Chappin were here still. I hear she has been very ill in
13America. If you are writing to her give her my love, & say I say she
14must come back here. Give my heartiest greetings to your husband: men
15like himself & St Ledger & Berry will always be of value to a country,
16& cannot ultimately help the Rhodes & Sievewrights & Harries. I think
17your husband has played a splendidly strong part during the last
18months, & only hope the strain has not been too much for him.
19
20 Good bye, dear. All good be with you.
21 Olive