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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/56
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday October 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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Sunday
3 Dear Fan
5 Many happy returns of your birthday old sister. I am so glad Will will
6be back in time for it. You don’t know how often Cron & I think &
7talk of you.
9 Will showed me a beautiful group of you & the children. Its much the
10best likeness that has ever been taken of you, & I want one so much.
11All goes on with us just in the same old way.
13 Have Bessie & the children gone up to join Hud yet? The weather here
14is glorious the velt more green & rich than it has ever been known in
15this part ^at this time of year^ since the year 1851.
17 Did Ursula get the skin of the dassie Neta caught. Cron’s great
18occupation is catching lizards, spiders, scorpions & snakes for the
19museum in Cape Town or rather for his friend Dr Purcell. He has found
20some nice spiders.
22 Good bye dear.
23 Olive
25 Love to all the friends. Tell me if you see mother ^if you don’t
26think her looking wonderfully better. O.S.^