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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold2/1903/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday June 1903
Address FromPO Uitkÿk, Frasersburg Road, Western 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.
1 P.O. Uitkyk
2 Thursday
4 Dear Fan
6 Did you get the list for Danie Theron I sent to you. Please return to
7me as I want to try & collect a little here before I send it up to
8Pretoria. I see Milner says has no objection to the monument but wants
9to know what the inscription is to be.
11 I am sending down by today’s train a little buck to Cron, & I have
12asked him to give you half. Could you send down for it to his
13mother’s as I do not think they keep a boy whom they could send up
14with it.
16 I am staying on here at Uitkijk still. It is a very nice farm, the Le
17Roux are nice kind people. Two of Mrs Le Roux’s brother’s were
18killed in the war fighting on the Transvaal side.
20 Neta & the mierkats are with me, but Cron has Ollie with him. Do you
21think Cron is looking very tired & old? Please tell write me a nice
22long letter such as you can write, & tell me all the bits of news I
23want to hear about the children & you all.
25 How do you think mother looking. Ettie thinks she is fading fast, & in
26spite of the ?rain I must try to come down to see her for two days in
27July or August.
29 Please write me a real nice letter
31 Your little sister
32 Olive
34 I saw Miss Emily Hobhouse in Beaufort. She stopped to spend two days
35with me there. How utterly impossible it is for the best English
36people to realize what it is we upcountry South Africans are thinking
37& feeling!