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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold2/1903/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 October 1903
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 21st 1903
4 Darling Fan,
6 I wonder how our boy Will is & how you all are. Has he quite got over
7his fever? I know your birth day is somewhere about now & I hope
8it’ll be a "happy day," as our little ones used to say.
10 We are having such cold weather here, the dishes of water left out at
11night are frozen solid in the morning. All the fruit & vegetables have
12been till killed, we shall have nothing this year. At present we are
13living on rice & lean meat. But the drought seems breaking in other
14parts of the country, so it must break here. ?Still that will give us
15nothing this summer after the terrible frost.
17 //I like my little house so much. I’ve not one touch of asthma since
18I was in it. except wh
20 I am coming down to Cape Town perhaps next month for a few days. I
21shall go to Mrs Purcell’s first, but before I leave shall some &
22spend two days with you, because if I get asthma then it doesn’t
23matter I can just come up.
25 Good bye dear old sister. A "Happy Day."
26 Olive