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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/49
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: April 1904 ; Before End: May 1904
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. This letter exists as a typescript only. The date range has been written on in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by content. The start of the letter is missing.
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5I am so thankful I went down to see her when I did. That Friday
6evening when I was walking alone toward the kop & you & Miss Greene
7were walking out the other way, it came to me with such imperativeness,
8 that I must go down to Cape Town & go down on the Sunday, not any
9later. It was all so well that I went. It seemed such a comfort and
10help to my darling husband too. It is one of the things I shall always
11feel grateful for.
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13Good bye dear dear friend.
14Olive
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16We have not fruit no vegetables, no butter, no milk here, but at the
17Hotel they had vegetables they ordered up from somewhere we have
18plenty of eggs just now, that’s all. I’ thinking of Miss Greene if she
19comes. I always manage to have dried fruit stewed, that takes the
20place of vegetables to some extent.
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