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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 January 1913
Address FromGrand 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 on printed headed notepaper.
1 Grand Hotel,
2 Muizenberg,
3 South Africa
5 My dear Lucy
7 I am always longing to see you & the dear children again. But once
8fixed here one never seems able to get out, one dreads the long train
9journey in the heat.
11 Today has been very hot even here, but my little room is cool as it
12looks a ways from the sun
14 I’m going to try & see Betty & Miss Greene this week; it’s so bad
15to think I’m go so near them & never see them. They are two
16wonderful & beautiful souls.
18 If ever you should come out to Muizenberg, I’ve got a big wide
19balcony where we could sit & talk & have a glimps of the sea.
21 Good bye dear. My tender love to you
22 Olive