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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 23 July 1908
Address FromEastbergholt, Tamboer’s Kloof Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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 date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 Eastbergholt
2 Tambour’s Kloof Rd
3 Wednesday night
5 Dear Mrs Molteno
7 It was quite lovely at your house to day. I wish I could ^really^ see
8the children & get to know them as you only can if you have them to
9your-self! How nice if you lived somewhere near & I could just run in
10or go for walks with them. Your baby is quite perfect I think, just an
11ideal of a baby. Is he Betty’s god-child? I must write & tell her
12about him.
14 I’m so interested to meet Clifford Molteno. He has the same kind of
15attraction for me that Betty had from the moment I saw her. I think
16here’s ^he’s^ very like her. There is in both something that
17suggests genius.
19 I have sent Mrs Murray part of Miss Greenes letter about the meetings,
20& asked her to send it on to you. Please return it to me.
22 I asked your driver to put me down near my sister-in-laws & spent an
23hour with my husbands’ dear old mother so I had just a lovely
26 Yours ever
27 Olive Schreiner