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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold2/1893/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 February 1893
Address FromCommercial Hotel, Middleburg, Eastern Cape
Address ToStone Lodge, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToJessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle
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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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee and the address the letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope.
1 Commercial Hotel
2 Middelburg
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4 Dear one,
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6 I’ve just this afternoon got your letter written so long ago & sent
7to Aliwal North. I shall be returning to Matjesfontein on the 5th of
8March, & then it will be so splendid if you can come.
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10 Yes, this loneliness of women’s lives is very terrible, an unused
11emotional & intellectual energy, lying unused often within us, that
12breaks out in force as though it would almost over power us at times.
13I don’t know why I’ve been thinking so much of you of late.
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15 I had have taken these rooms at Middleburg for a month, and am much
16better here. How I wish Cape Town unreadable Dear, I’m thinking so
17much of you.
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19 Yours with tender memories of all the mental & physical help you have
20so often given me.
21 Olive
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