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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/53
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 September 1901
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.
1 Hanover
2 Sep 22 / 01
4 Dear Fan
6 Did you afterwards cash that cheque for £1 I sent I owed Fred 8/3
7eight & three pence, six & six for paper &c, & 1/9 for postage, also
8Eli 2/6 for the flannel she got, but I think Emma paid it so if she
9did pay 2/6 to Emma that will be 10/9 & if you had to pay for cashing
10the cheque 11/3 altogether leaving 8/9 of the pound, which you can
11send me in penny stamps. But I don’t fancy you did cash the cheque
12as its not down in my bank book in that case if you paid Fred & Emma
13the 2/6 for the flannel then I owe you 10/9? Please let me know, dear.
15 Poor old Mr de Villiers, Mr Centlivers brother-in-law, has just had a
16stroke, I am going over to see if I can do anything. I wish you were
17coming to Hanover instead of going to Swellendam. This is such a nice
18place & such dear friendly people. I quite love it.
20 Your little sis
21 Olive
23 I’ve still got the picture of the two little dogs you sent me. OS.
25 ^Send me back that little poem about Jouberts death. It was written by
26a girl just 16 years old. I think it was good.^
28 ^I suppose Kate Stuart is going to advertise herself all over England
29as Olive Schreiner’s niece.^