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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/43
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday June 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from late 1907 to December 1913, when she left for Europe.
3Dear Lucy
5My sisters trap was kicked to bits by the horse yesterday, so I
6shan’t be coming this afternoon.
8It was so nice to be with you yesterday.
10I’m so glad your sister is coming.
12Lucy, dear, don’t stay down here if you feel the damp a bit trying.
13I’m sure it will be good the baby as well as you to be in that high
14up-country air. I fear just because the winter has been so fine at the
15beginning it will be very damp at the end.
17I might be able to come over for a few minutes tomorrow but don’t
18stop in for me because it’s very doubtful.
20Yours ever