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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 16 July 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToKenilworth House, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
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. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 De Aar
2 Tues-day
4 Dear Bettie I’m longing to know about the plans you & Alice, she
5said, were forming. Why don’t you take my plan of an ideal oxwaggon,
6all fitted up. I’ll give you all my long thought out details!!!
7It’s a home wherever you are & always valuable property. I shall
8never be well enough to travel about in a wagon, but it would have
9seemed a kind of realization of my dream to think of your & Alice, in
10my dream wagon. You could settle down any where for a month or two
11months, & always have your own sleeping place!
13 Dear I long to see you so, & Alice too – though I don’t believe in
14spooks, or Julias unreadable messages! or table rappings or any of
15those fashionable things!
17^I’m not so bad. I just long to see your dear beautiful face ^
18 Olive
20 ^Ask Mrs Murra^