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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/33
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date11 October 1898
Address From10 Pietersen Street, Hospital Hill, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Address ToGirls Collegiate School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
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 name of the addressee and the address this letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope. The name of the addressee is also indicated by salutation and content.
1 Address c/o Rev Lloyd
2 10 Pietersen St
3 Johannesburg
4 Oct 11th 1898
6 Dear Friend
8 I hope you went back refreshed & strengthened from your little holiday.
9 I am still in Johannesburg but I think I go back next week or about
10the 24th. But I’m not sure yet. The doctor wants me to give the
11place a little longer trial or I would have left yesterday. It’s not
12doing me any good. It seems so far change of place has not helped. But
13perhaps some day if Cron comes up to live here & we have a little
14house of our own & are together it will help. Dear, dear one. You were
15given me to be a comfort & help to me in this unreadable time. The
16thought of you & Miss Green is a strength to me. Things seem going
17well in Cape Town eh? They say the Governor is getting disgusted with
18Rhodes & Sprig.
20 Good bye
21 Olive