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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/29
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 5 August 1905
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 date has 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 Saturday
3 Dear Fan
5 Please give me Will’s address in London, his permanent address. Did
6you say it was the Colonial Institute? Or Agent General’s office or
7what? I want to write him a birth day letter; but can’t till I have
8his address.
10 Cron has gone down to Cape Town. He will be gone about ten days. He
11will be staying at his brother Alfred Cronwright’s Rondebosch, so he
12won’t be far from you & I know will try to come & see you. We are
13all flourishing here: the cold is bitter, but it suits me. I do wish
14you could some day come up & pay me a little visit. I know you’d
15enjoy it.
17 Good bye dear sister.
18 Olive