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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/57
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateOctober 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 Dear Fan
3 Let me know how Will does at his exam as soon as the lists are out. I
4don’t see the papers. Don’t forget. Please ask Mrs ?Dearnish for the
5money she still has to send me some more tea by parcels post It’s no
6use sending anything by train I shall not get & its only 8 a pound by
7Parcels Post. I can get the tea here for 6d a pound, but its so old
8that it has no strength.
10 Good bye, dear
11 Olive
13 I hear from Ettie how much the little mother enjoyed her day at
14Lyndall. Do you & Will think her so much improved as Ettie does. Ask
15Will & tell me whether he thinks she is much better than when I saw
16her. He knows how she was.
18How I wish I could see you all dear.
20 NB Has my Bank Book by any chance turned up at Lyndall Newlands?
21Please tell me: it has been lost for some time. The Bank Manager in
22Cape Town says he by mistake addressed it
24 ^to Newlands but its not at the PO there.^
26 ^I’ve sold my little house in Kimberley so I’m able to pay all my debts
27& have a little over. I had to sell it for much less than I gave, but
28one is glad these times to get what you can.^