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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold4/Mar-Dec1920/45
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 December 1920
Address FromOak Hall, Wynburg, Cape Town, 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 is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Oak Hall, Wynburg, from late October 1920 to her death on 11 December 1920.
1My darling Lucy
3I don’t know what you must have thought of me the other day at the
4library. I had foolishly walked up all the way from Cartwright’s
5corner, & was in such pain I didn’t know what I was doing almost.
6I’ve never been to the library since.
8I do hope you are all keeping well. You know Margaretta Purcel has
9typhoid, & all the children I know seem to be ill.
11Could you perhaps give me the address of that Catholic Hospital where
12Peter was nursed, & tell me the charges. Was it very expensive
14Our dear party from England arrives to-day I see. I do hope Freddy has
15stood the voyage well Please give me any news of them you can, as I
16fear it will be some time before I see them.
18Its beautiful to think you are living somewhere in the world, dear.