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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/8
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 6 March 1912
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, 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 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. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper with a picture of the hotel and beach, with the envelope having the same picture.
1 Alexandra Hotel
2 Muizenberg
4 Wednesday
6 Darling Lucy,
8 I started to see you yesterday, but when I got to Rondebosch I was so
9faint I had just wait for the next train & come home.
11 Jessie Innes has promised me her motor car to come & see you next
14 Good bye darling Lucy
15 Olive
17 I am just starting off to Blauwberg to see my sister, who is very bad.