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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/45
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 13 September 1900
Address FromHanover, 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Hanover
2 Wednesday
4 Dear Fan
6 I hear Hannah & Mrs Gie are from home visiting about the country &
7that Hannie has taken over their house. I want to let them know how
8much I like this place & what a sweet woman old Mrs de Villers is.
9I’ve got a very nice room at the unreadable house of the doctors
10widow. He died the other day – his name was Johnson, she says he was
11at school with Will at Templetons. He died of drink they say. She’s
12a very sweet sad looking woman. A great jingo, but we have made an
13arrangement never to refer to the war. This is the prettiest nicest
14little village I have seen, so clean & full of fruit trees with nice
15koppjes to walk to, & splendid air.
17 Is Hudson going up soon. Please let me know. I want to ask him to do a
18little ?thing for me if he goes. It won’t trouble him & will be a
19great service to me.
21 Give my love to them all.
23 "Veg en ketze; alles sal reght com." Even if one doesn’t live to see
24it oneself.
26 Good bye dear. I wish I could see you all.
27 Olive