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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLettercard
Letter DateMonday 22 January 1912
Address FromHotel Cambridge, Milnerton, Blaauwberg, 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 lettercard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date of this letter-card is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to is on its front.
1 My darling Lucy I’m sure you & the little one must be able to see
2people now!! I’ve been longing to see you in my hope all this week
3but I’ve been so ill. This place doesn’t suit me. I’ve not slept
4since I came here 6 days ago. I’m trying to find another place to go
5to but its very difficult now everything is so ful. If I can’t I
6shall have to go back to de Aar. But I’ll try & come & see you
7before I go however I am.
9 I hope you & the sweet little daughter go on doing well.
11 My dear love to you.
12 Olive
14 If you ever write address to me in an inside envelope & outside to c/o
15Hon WP Schreiner Chambers St Georges St.
17 I don’t know where I shall be after Tues-day evening when I leave
20 Hotel Milnerton ?Cambridge
21 Milnerton
22 Monday morning