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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold4/Mar-Dec1920/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 November 1920
Address FromOak Hall, Wynburg, Cape Town, Western 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. Schreiner was resident at Oak Hall, Wynburg, from late October 1920 to her death on 11 December 1920.
1My darling Betty
3No line from you this week. But it is good of you to write as often as
4you do.
6You don’t know how precious your letters are to me. I am so lonely here.
8We are collecting money for Mas-abela’s defense. The poor natives!
9100 women are in prison in Bloemfontein for refusing to pay their 6d
10for passes. I wish you were here; & yet it’s all too sad.
14Address your letters to me more clearly
17Mrs Olive Schreiner
18c/o Standard Bank
19Strand Street
20Cape Town
22They kept your letters in the Adderly St branch 2 weeks because they
23said they couldn’t make the address out.