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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/23
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||August 1896
|Address From||Kowie River (Port Alfred), Eastern Cape
|Who To||Betty Molteno
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 Betty Molteno, August 1896, 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by content. Schreiner was at the Kowie River, Port Alfred, from the middle to the end of August 1896.
I send you a letter from a woman, at whose school I boarded for a
2: little while when in England. She struck me as a singularly genuine
3: refined little woman. She wants to come out to this country & I
4: can’t get her a place My brother has made other arrangements I’m
5: so sorry you & Miss Green haven’t been here too. It’s so happy.
6: I’ve stayed at home to write letters this afternoon, while my old
7: chum has gone to bathe, & feel quite lonely! I wonder how I lived
8: without him now.
Love to you both.
13: ^If you don’t want a teacher yourself, don’t you know any one who
14: wants a governess? Don’t trouble to write, it if you hear of any one
15: keep her in mind. O.S.^
The letter referred to is no longer attached.