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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 May 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
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.
1 De Aar
2 May 16th 1911
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4 Dear Mrs Murray
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6 May I write to trouble you with a few questions. When you went to the
7Falls did you go in the ordinary excursion? Are they very crowded
8generally? Do they allow you to get your box out of the van on the
9way? There will be four of us in one compartment so we can’t take
10many things in.
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12 Must Must one take warm or light clothes to wear up there? I think it
13was about this time of year went when you went up – or was it in
14August?
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16 Please forgive my troubling you with these questions but I don’t
17know any one else who has been there. How long do we stay at the falls,
18 & how long at Bulawayo? Only one day at each?
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20 Yours ever
21 Olive Schreiner
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23 ^Do you get decent food in the train or is it all tinned stuff. There
24is ?quarters of milk all over the country now, but I believe they are
25using tinned milk as some places in some of the trains now. You could
26get gallons of milk here at 2d a bottle.^
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28 ^I’m so sorry to trouble you with all these questions.^
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