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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 May 1898
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 May 8 / 98
3
4 Dear Fan
5
6 When are you & Ollie coming up? I hope you don’t forget your plan.
7Cron’s dear Old Mother is spending a little time with. She leaves on
8Tuesday, & Cron is going to take her to Hopetown, & will stay here for
9a few days.
10
11 We had a very pleasant visit to Johannesburg, as we stayed with my
12very dear friends the Lloyds. The climate there is splendid, but the
13place is a terrible place; not the kind of place I should like to live
14in. We spent two days with Hudson & Fred at Pretoria. Hudson is a dear
15splendid old fellow, & Fred is just the same dear boy as ever. The
16Reitzes were very kind to us. Cron fell very much in love with your
17brother. He is so simple & straightforward & manly. He seems very
18anxious that Will should come up there. As far as money goes no doubt
19it would be very well, & the change would do Will good. But I don’t
20want him to go just now; if all good men leave the Colony who is to
21fight Rhodes!
22
23 Give my love to the dear, small people & write & tell me how the world
24goes with you all. I seem to have no news of you now-a-days.
25
26 Your little sister Olive