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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/32
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Salutation indicates the likely addressee is Betty Molteno.
4Dear Friend
6I am sending you a bit of one of my novels. Please keep it carefully
7for me. It’s only ^a^ rough first draft but if you care to read it do.
8I’m fond of it.
10Good bye
13Please wire me as soon as you get it
The 'bit of one of my novels' Schreiner refers to is likely to be part of From Man to Man, perhaps its 'Prelude', although Schreiner was also revisiting other manuscripts at this time.