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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 September 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 My dear dear one,
3I’m so grieved at your having ^had^ influenza & little Peters accident.
4 I know what one feels when one’s taking care of other people’s
5children. I doubt whether parents ever realize what it means, & all
6that those who do it are giving. Its much harder than looking after
7your own.
9You must get away for a long change when darling Lucy comes back.
11Ruth Alexander is staying here at the Hotel now but comes up to see me
12every day. It is so nice having her. Love to you both my dear dear
17 I’m so anxious to know how Emily Hobhouse will unreadable stand the