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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold6/1907/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 January 1907
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 Jan 20th 1906^7^
4 Dear Fan
6 I hope you are all having a good time at St James. I am waiting
7anxiously for the results of the exams: I wonder how Dot will come out.
8 I am living here quite alone here now with Ollie & the meerkats! A
9little girl comes in for an hour or so in the morning to fetch water &
10carry out the unreadable dust; but for the rest of the time I’m
11quite alone. Cron is coming from de Aar to spend the day, next
12Saturday the 26th as that’s his birth day but goes back the next day.
13 I have got my little house all beautifully clean now & am going to
14try settle down to my writing. The time when I feel most lonely is
15just when it’s beginning to get dark in the evening.
17 Write to me some time & give me all your news. Love to all the folk.
18 Your little sister Olive