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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 5 August 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 Wednesday – 5th 1896
3 My dear Friend
5 Thank you much for your letter. I have not written because I’ve been
6ill. We leave for the Kowie on Sunday afternoon getting there on
7Tuesday morning.
9 We may be there a week or we may be there a month. Couldn’t you &
10Miss Green run up for a couple of days. It’s so happy there, you
11need wear no clothes just go about in your bathing dress as soon as
12you get out of sight of the houses. Cron & I never have our clothes on.
13 That’s my idea of bliss!!
15 Good bye. Love to you both & many thanks for your letter. Does
16 Olive
18 I only got out of bed day before yesterday