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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/45
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 9 November 1918
Address FromParklands, Shere, Guildford, Surrey
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 letter is on printed headed notepaper; Schreiner was staying with Percy Molteno and his wife at the time of writing.
1 Parklands,
2 Shiere,
3 Nr Guildford
5 Saturday morning
7 Darling Betty
9 I do hope your cold is better. It is really bad. I don’t like to
10talk to you about colds & tooth aches & disease, for fear you will
11feel I am too material, but they are so real & injure one’s work so,
14 It is a lovely day here, sharp beautiful frost.
16 Dear Miss Molteno is politeness & kindness itself. I have the dear
17little bedroom & a fire. Its all so beautiful here. Its 12 o’clock
18now & I am just getting up. I can’t say yet how it will go with my
19chest but its all lovely. I do hope you are better.
21 Olive
23 Love to dear Mrs ?Smith, Mrs Molteno took such a fancy to her. She
24asked me who that sweet looking woman was.