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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/8
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 March 1910
Address FromCape 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. Schreiner was in Cape Town from early January to early April 1910.
1 Dear Lucy,
3 A few minutes after you had gone I remembered I had an important
4engagement for Saturday afternoon that I could not put off. Sunday I
5had promised to go up to St James. I could have put that off but now I
6think if you’ve nothing that makes it difficult I’d like to come
7on Monday by the the 12.45, which gets to Rondebosch by the 12.57.
8I’ll sleep the night. I know Monday is your nurse’s day for going
9out, so we’ll have the babes all to ourselves. If this doesn’t
10suit write to me. If I dont
12^hear I shall think it suits ^
13 Your Olive