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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/24
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday August 1906
Address FromCape Town, Western 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The place the letter was sent from is indicated by content. Schreiner was in Cape Town in June, July and the beginning of August 1906.
1 Thursday morning
3 Dear Mrs Murray,
5 I was out with the dear Purcells when you came. I think the going out
6has made my chest worse. I am in bed again & unreadable be returning
7to Matjesfontein in a couple of days so may not see you. I shall be so
8sorry. I seem to have pleurasy.
10 My husband returns to de Aar tomorrow morning.
12 I’m so glad they are going to elect you
13 Olive