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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJuly 1900
Address Fromna
Address To
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 have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Salutation indicates the name of the addressee as Betty Molteno.
1Dear Friend, I hear there have been great defeats of the British, two
2companies & two guns taken beyond Pretoria & de Wet is said to have
3come South & defeated the Imperial Light Horse. But it may all be
4untrue. A little Russian Jews who is staying here, tells me he was
5told this by a soldier in the train who was wounded by de Wet three
6days ago. I have heard it from anot [papertorn] source. Any how, it will
7not get into the papers whether true or false.
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9The weather here is heavenly. It rained here last night, & today is
10bitter cold & fresh; so full of life.
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12Olive
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14Have got some such nice letters from people who were at the meeting.
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