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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/30
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1911
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
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 year has 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 December 1911.
1 Dear Lucy
3 I shall be at the station at 3-53. Thank you so much. I’m afraid
4that Anna Purcell won’t be able to come as he’s very unwell. Would
5you think it very funny if I were to ask you to ask Mrs WP Schreiner
6if she can’t. I want my sister-in-law so much to meet Mrs Alexander
7& now I’m going so soon I shant be able to arrange for it. Have you
8asked Mrs Haldane Murray? She’s leaving on Thursday so may not be
9able to come. She’s one of those absolutely true direct women one
10prizes so. I do hope you’ll like my beautiful, little Mrs Alexander.
11There seems no hope of Betty or Miss Greene coming out from the
12letters I got this week.
14 I hope the heat has not made you bad.
16 Olive