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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Ruth Alexander MSC 26/2.1.4
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 July 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToKimberley Villa, Muizenberg, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToRuth Alexander nee Schechter
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 July 16th 1912
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4 Ruth, dear, it seems so long since I heard how the world was going
5with you.
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7 Does the son flourish?
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9 Are you still thinking of going to America this year?
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11 Cron is away at Brits Town. I am alone in the house with the animals.
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13 Miss Greene tells me she & Miss Molteno went to see you. Her letter
14was full of delight over Esther. She is a fascinating child, though
15I'm not sure whether Muriel will not have the most solid intellectual
16gifts. Esther wilh^l^ take in every thing. - Muriel will work things out
17in her own mind.
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19 I wish I could see you dear. It may be such a long time till we meet
20as I don't think I shall go down to Cape Town this year.
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22 Good bye, dear.
23 Greeting to your husband.
24 Olive
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26 My servant ^little girl^ tells me that Polly, the girl I wrote about is
27leaving Cape Town, is then going to her parents at Beaufort West for a
28little time & is then coming to me. So I'm doing with any sort a girl
29in the mean time.
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