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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 August 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
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. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 Aug 9th 1912
4 Dear Alice
6 From my long silence you’d never think how I joyed over your letter –
7though it had no good news of your coming to see me. Now our good
8weather is going over & the wind & heat are beginning.
10 Are you & Betty still thinking of going to live at Dube’s when your
11huts are finished? What of your loom? Is it in this country? Are you
12going to use it? I have a fear you’ll both just rush off to England
13again & I’ll not see you.
15 Give my love to our darling Lucy. She & the children are always a
16sweet picture in my mind. Has her sister come?
18 I am getting wonderfully better the last two weeks. The cough is gone.
19I never thought I should get as much better again as this. What of all
20the plans? Are they maturing? I can
22 ^picture you all together at that lovely Miller’s Point, so happy
23together. Good bye, dear. Write me one of your delightful letters soon.
25 My dear dear love to you & Betty & Lucy
26 Olive^