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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday July 1899
Address FromKimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToGirls Collegiate School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
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 month and year of this letter are provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, while the day is illegible. The envelope also provides the address the letter was sent to and the name of the addressee. Although resident in Johannesburg at this date, Schreiner still had an interest in her house in Kimberley.
1Kimberley
2Thursday
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4Dear Friend
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6I haven’t been able to write to you unreadable or anyone. I’m too
7tired I leave for Kimberley tomorrow get there on Sunday. I send you
8Cron’s letter about our little larks.
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10Good bye
11Yours ever dear Heart
12Olive
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14The Vryberg petitioning
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