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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/23
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateAugust 1896
Address FromKowie River (Port Alfred), Eastern 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by content. Schreiner was at the Kowie River, Port Alfred, from the middle to the end of August 1896.
1 I send you a letter from a woman, at whose school I boarded for a
2little while when in England. She struck me as a singularly genuine
3refined little woman. She wants to come out to this country & I
4can’t get her a place My brother has made other arrangements I’m
5so sorry you & Miss Green haven’t been here too. It’s so happy.
6I’ve stayed at home to write letters this afternoon, while my old
7chum has gone to bathe, & feel quite lonely! I wonder how I lived
8without him now.
9
10 Love to you both.
11 Olive
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13^If you don’t want a teacher yourself, don’t you know any one who
14wants a governess? Don’t trouble to write, it if you hear of any one
15keep her in mind. O.S.^
16
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