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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/17
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 1907
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToCaroline Murray nee 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 De Aar
2 Friday
4 Dear Mrs Murray,
6 I shall expect you on the 18th But your train does not get here till
7about 7 o’clock, often it is later & does not get here till about 8.
8By the time you have been over to the hotel & get up here it will be
9quite late. Could you not stay a little the next day & go on by the
10evening or afternoon of the next day? The mail train passes at about 3
11o’clock in the afternoon ^on Tuesday the 19th^ for Cape Town; &
12another I think later in the evening.
14 I shall see nothing hardly of you. And I want to talk about so many
15things & hear about Bettie &c &c
17 I cannot go out to the station at night, but I will tell them to meet
18you from the hotel & bring you up here.
20^Shall I ask them to keep one or two bedrooms at the hotel? I shall be
21so glad to see you. ^
23 Yours ever
24 Olive Schreiner
26 ^Excuse this mixed up note but I’ve been very unfit again.^