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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/60
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 24 December 1911
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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was in Cape Town from late November 1911 to mid January 1912.
1 Sunday morning
3 Darling Lucy
5 I have just got the good news of your little girl’s coming, & the
6joyful news that you are both doing well. Dear, all my heart rejoices
7with you in the joy of holding that new little life in your arms. I
8will come & see you & it as soon as the nurse lets me know I may. It
9will be a happy Xmas to all of you. I can picture the childrens
10interest & delight. I wonder what Peter thinks of it?
12 It makes my Xmas bright to have this good news.
14 Good bye darling Lucy.
15 Yours ever
16 Olive