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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold6/1907/32
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 December 1907
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 De Aar
2 Dec 8th 1907
4 Dear Laddie
6 Do let us know how soon you will be coming. I wouldn’t miss you for
7anything & we will be going some time to Hanover to see to out packing
8up &c. I would rather stay her ^till you’ve passed^ ^than miss you^
10 If we were in Hanover a cart could meet you but there would be a drive
11of 9 miles (an hour & a half) which cut off from the few hours you
12have to spend with us would leave hardly anything, unless you could
13spend the night with us as well. I should like to have you with me at
14the spot whether I have spent the 7 most terrible years of my life, &
15the thought of which is one nightmare to me, lit up only by the
16thought of the visit Sir William Butler paid me, & the Purcells’ &
19 Let me hear from you dear, by note or wire.
21 ^Good bye Olive^