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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date4 February 1906
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToSt James, Kalk Bay, Western Cape
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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 Hanover
2 Feb 4 / 06
4 My dear old sister
6 I would have written to you long ago, but have not been very much up
7to letter writing since I came back from Town. I expect you have
8having a happy time at St James, & hope there hasn’t been any touch
9of the terrible enemy asthma.
11 We have had marvellous hot weather here. "The oldest inhabitant" says
12they have never known anything like it here, but soon our beautiful
13cold winter will be coming.
15 I got a wire from dear old General Butler this morning, who said he
16was going out to spend the evening with Will.
18 I suppose it will be long before we meet again as every one says
19parliament will not open, till ^before^ June this year.
21^Drop me a line to tell me how it goes with you all. I’ve not had one
22word of news of any of you since I I left Cape Town. ^
24 Good bye my darling old sister
25 Olive
27 We shall have been married twelve years on the 24 of this month! How
28the time passes.