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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 April 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty 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 April 16th 1912
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4 Dear Friend
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6 I posted a card to you yesterday, but have your card today saying you
7have left Nels’ Poort I am so sorry you couldn’t come here. I’m
8sure you would have been happy!! Do tell Alice you & she must come &
9visit me when you’ve got used to being at Dube’s. I’m so glad
10you find Africa so nice. I hunger so for Europe. If anything takes you
11to Muizenberg, go & see my little friend Mrs Alexander. She lives at
12Kimberley Villa, on the point just where at Baleys little house stands
13on the point. Its next the English Church you can’t miss it if you
14walk along the road towards St Jame's. She’s very lonely, & just
15going to have a third little Baby in a few weeks. You’ll find her
16sympathetic on the native question.
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18 Good bye, dear one. Go & see my friend Mrs John Brown too if you have
19time & "the spirit moves you" She lives now at 2 Glebe Terrace, but is
20soon moving to a new house at Rose Bank.
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22 Please give my love to dear Mrs Murray. I seem not to have seen you at all
23 Olive
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25 Cron sends you his love
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