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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateNovember 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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Legend
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 and the name of the addressee have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at The Homestead, Kimberley, from mid 1894 to late 1898. The start and end of the letter are missing.
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3Please don’t think I am very cool for troubling you about this. I
4write to you, because I’m sure you’ll tell me the truth.
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6I feel quite sad at the thought of leaving this little house where I
7have spent the happiest part of my life. I feel so afraid something
8might happen to prevent our returning here.
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10I don’t like the International Hotel. I would like to be at one of the
11Towns in the centre of the Town
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13^or else in Rondebosch at some hotel or boarding house^
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15[page/s missing]
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