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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/40
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||14 August 1912
|Address From||De Aar, Northern Cape
|Address To||Sandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
|Who To||Lucy Molteno nee Mitchell
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Lucy Molteno nee Mitchell, 14 August 1912, UCT Manuscripts & Archives, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
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.
Aug 14th 1912
I hope that day with me in town didn’t quite knock you up. A postcard
7: from Betty told me you were all having a delightful stay at stay at
8: Miller’s Point.
I wonder what their plans are. I am always afraid I shall hear they
11: have rushed back to Europe with out my having realy seen them. I wish
12: they could have come up here while it was still cool & comparatively
13: pleasant. No our hot winds & dust have just begun.
I do hope, darling Lucy, the winter has not tried you too much in Cape
16: Town. How is your husband? Betty didn’t mention the baby, so I hope it
17: is flourishing finely. It has such a remarkably fine strong forehead.
18: Perhaps it’s going to be one of our big women
^in the time to come. Just send me a card to tell me how you all are.