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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1 May 1900
Address FromWagenaars Kraal, Three Sisters, 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. Schreiner stayed at Wagenaars Kraal from 21 February until late July 1900.
1 Apr May 1st 1900
3 Dear Fan,
5 I am so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell, in these hard times if one
6runs down one doesn’t pull up as one would at other times. I am
7sending you Cron’s letter. One consolation is that Rhodes is growing
8smaller & smaller! I hope you got Cron’s letter last week all right.
9Did you know your sister Mrs Dearnish used to like her. Mr
10Dearnish’s brother was killed in the loft by lightening. On a farm
11near here there is a Mr de Villiers who is I believe the brother of
12Mrs Jim Joubert? My teeth get stiff together when I think of what is
13taking place in the Cape Colony. But wait a little, today is not the
14last day. How Innes can act as he is acting disappoints even me, & I
15didn’t expect much. Did you read that poem in Kipling & that article
16"Grateful Cecil Rhodes", which I sent to the S.A. News? they from the
17Investors Review.
19 Good bye, dear. There is so much I would say if we were together.
20 Olive