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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/52
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||1 October 1900
|Address From||Hanover, Northern Cape
|Address To||Rozelin, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
|Who To||Alice Greene
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 Alice Greene, 1 October 1900, 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 name of the addressee and the address this letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope.
Oct 1st 1900
I am so glad you are better. I wish some times I could send you a jug
5: of the beautiful fresh milk one of my kind Dutch friends sends me.
6: It’s simply perfect living here. The sky & the air & every thing.
7: There is a heavy frost on tonight, which I fear will destroy all the
8: fruit with which the trees are loaded, but it makes one feel
9: wonderfully well & fresh after the heat of Beaufort. I’m busy writing.
10: I’ve made a tiny bit of a poem I’ll send you one of these days. Did
11: you see Mrs Purcell’s poem on Christiaan De Wet? It’s very good,
12: especially the four last lines. I wish we women could run this country,
13: instead of the men. Men always seek the gain of the moment, & cannot
14: look far enough.
Good bye. I seem to be in a kind of heaven. Last night I slept 9 hours
17: without stirring, & I think I shall do the same tonight. Take Fellow’s
Schreiner's 'tiny bit of a poem' cannot be traced.