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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/4
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1896
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 year has been written on this PS to a letter in an unknown hand. The most likely recipient is Betty Molteno. Schreiner was resident at The Homestead, Kimberley, from mid 1894 to late 1898. The letter to which this PS belonged cannot be traced.
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5PS I feel such horror at the thought of having to go to Cape Town, &
6all the political quarrelling & & fighting. But we shall have to spend
7at least three days there because Cron’s mother & sister are there. It
8won’t be so bad if you are down there; When do you go down? We think
9of leaving here about 1st or second: If we could have left earlier it
10would have been so nice to have met you, at de Aar
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