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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/3
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 January 1912
Address FromKaratara, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 Karatara
2 Kenilworth
3 Jan 10th 1912
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5 Dear Alice
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7 I wonder how the world goes with you. Betty never gives us any news.
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9 When are you coming out?
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11 I am staying for the present with Lady Rose Innes, who lives near Mrs
12Murrays
. I spent 6 delightfull weeks first with my brother & his
13family at Newlands. On the 17th I am going out stay at the Hotel at
14Milnerton fo if it suits me to stay there till March & I hope to be
15able to write a little.
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17 Mrs Murray had a gathering of all the little Molteno children on
18Monday & I went over. Lucy Moltenos eldest little girl Lucy is so
19strangely like Betty – in appearance & character & manner. This
20afternoon Lady Innes is giving a big garden party to the suffragettes.
21Over 100 are coming; but the day is fearfully hot & I fear will rather
22spoil it, though it will not be so hot under the big trees after four.
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24 I am much better since I came down here, quite another person. My
25flesh shrinks when I think of the anguish of de Aar.
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27 Dear, write please – tell me about yourself.
28 Olive
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