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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/40
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1905
Address FromHanover, 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 letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Hanover between September 1900 and late 1907. Betty Molteno and Alice Greene stayed in Uitkyk while Schreiner was there, and were in Britain in 1905. The start of the letter is missing.
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5to Hanover for one week as they have a fortnights holiday for Easter.
6I shall not be very sorry to leave Cape Town this time. Now I cannot
7walk about ^much^ it does not help to be here hu much as I can’t see any
8one. I’ve only been twice to my Camps Bay. It was the dear sweet
9Purcells that made Cape Town so beautiful. Now she doesn’t like to
10feel leave her husband even for a few hours, & I understand the
11feeling so well. I hear good news of my dear little Kaffir boy. The
12Browns
are going to settle out somewhere near Rondebosch I think.
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14The story is finished, but when I look at it critically I see it isn’t
15any good so I’ll not send it dear.
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17Have you been to any good instrumental concerts in London? Does music
18help you so wonderfully as it does me. Do you remember the happy
19evenings at Uitkyk & the songs? Neta-Juaneta!
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Notation
The 'story' Schreiner refers to cannot be traced.