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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/59
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 October 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToKenilworth House, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToCaroline Murray nee Molteno
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 Oct 3rd 1908
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4 Dear Mrs Murray
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6 I was so sorry I was able to see so little of you just before j I left.
7 I do hope they will succeed in making you president of the ^W.^
8e^E^mancipation League next year.
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10 I’m so glad to hear from Betty that that Dr Parker seems better, &
11has gained 9 lbs. It must be so hard for May. I meant to write to you
12as soon as I came, but I was pretty bad when I first got here. Worse
13than I’ve ever been here before. The last four days have been better.
14 We’ve had unceasing wind & sand, but the air is cooler; and we are
15all praying for rain. Betty writes with great delight of her meeting
16with George. Its so nice for her to have the children there & for them
17to have her. I hope Dot will meet May. Having her for that short time
18was a great joy to me. She is developing so splendidly. Every one who
19can afford it should give their children the benefit of the larger
20life of Europe for a little time. It’s so good for the future of
21South Africa that some of the men & women who are to form it should
22have the larger out look.
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24 Good bye.
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26 Yours very affectionately,
27 Olive Schreiner
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