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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 October 1902
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 Oct 6 / 02
4 Dear old Sister
6 I think as the weather seems so unsettled still I shall put off my
7visit till the end of the month. About the 25th or 24th.
9 It will be three years next week since Cron & I arrived at Cape Town &
10stayed with you.
12 Your birth day will I hope be a happy one, dear old sister, like the
13one you spent in Swellendam I wish I could be there to give my good
14wishes & my hearty congratulations at the way in which some dear to
15you have held their path. Remind me to tell you when I come a story
16too long to write of Smuts & some of his men having eaten a poisonous
17fruit in the bush near Grahamstown & Marie ?Reitze coming out on a
18krantz to give them warning, that three columns were coming upon them
19& how Marie was nearly killed
21 I am longing to see the children they will be growing out of all mind
22of me.
24 Is Dot getting on well with her studies. My visit to Pretoria was an en
25an experience in many ways. No one except the dear old Smuts’s
26seemed to want to have anything to do with me. I was so grateful you
27were not there too!
29 Good bye, dear.
30 Cron’s love & mine to you all
31 Olive
33 P.S. Can you write me up the name of a cheap dressmaker or tailor who
34could make me a cool dress. I have only a serge which will be very hot
35for Cape Town. If you could send me up the address I could get them to
36send me samples & have the dress made perhaps by the time I come down.
38^I like this new little tiny house of ours so much ^
39 OS