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Letter ReferenceGFP/OS-AG/8
ArchiveGreene Family Papers
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 July 1904
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToAlice Greene
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The Project is grateful to John Barham and the Greene Family for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter to Alice Greene, which is part of the family collections. The name of the addressee the letter was sent to is indicated by content.
2July 8 / 04
4Dear dear Friend
6How often I am with you in thought you don’t know. I long so to hear
7that your sister is comeing out here. I know how you are longing to
8see one who can tell you all, not write about it. It is so different
9to talk & have all your questions answered. I think Houw Hoek must be
10very lovely & am so thankful Miss Molteno is really better there. I
11long so to see you dear. Oh I know so well all have gone through.
13I am feeling much better again too. The weather is still bitterly cold
14but not with that cutting wind which takes all the life out of one.
16Cron is very busy at as it is Nachtmaal Time.
18Dear Sweet little Miss Viljoen has come back to their farm, though not
19to live in Town. But she is in now for a couple of days.
21The little village quarrells & fights as ever: the missionary & the
22Parson are quarrelling now & the whole village is divided about it. I
23never go out to see any one, but I
25^hear about fo it when Cron comes in.^
27Good bye dear one
30^I hope Miss Molteno had a good time with Barkley. I know it will have
31done her good & satisfied. The Jingoes here all try to be very nice to
32me: the other people I don’t mind about any more.^