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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/58
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSeptember 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
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.
1 De Aar
2 Sep [wordspace] 1908
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4 Dear Mrs Molteno
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6 I’ve been wanting so much to write & thank you for all you did to
7make my time beautiful & pleasant while I was in Cape Town. It was a
8great thing to me to get to know you a little better.
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10 My heart has been very bad since I came back here, & I fear I shall
11have to go away somewhere; but it just breaks my heart to leave my
12dear husband here, & the little cottage he has made so nice thinking I
13should be able to live in it. I shall stay on as long as I can.
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15 I send you an interesting letter I got this mail from my friend Mrs
16Pethick-Lawrence about the woman’s work in England.
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18 When I’m at all able I’ll write out my little suggestions for that
19little man & woman’s club, & send them to you or Mrs Brown. I think
20you ought to be President & Mrs Brown vice president & Anna Purcell
21treasurer & Mrs de Villiers of Plumstead treasurer. I do hope Mrs
22Murray
will at the next election be president of the Enfranchisement
23League. She is just the person who could do so much.
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25 There is a great sand storm on today, the sand has been blowing for 6
26hours & one can’t even see the camp.
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28 Please send the enclosed letter of Mrs Lawrences to Mrs Brown at 2
29Glebe Terrace ^Rondebosch^ as she is very interested in the English work.
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31 Good bye.
32 Your affectionate friend
33 Olive Schreiner
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