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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/46
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 November 1898
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
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 date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, while the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front. The address the letter was written from is indicated by content.
1 My darling Friend
3 I have got back here so worn out I can’t think or do any thing You
4know what it is. I packed up all our furniture & little possessions in
5Kimberley, in a couple of days they arrive here, then I have to move
6them into our house, & then oh then I’m going to rest & I’ll write to
9 Don’t you feel a little rested beloved, about Cape Town matters. I am
10sure all will end well at least this session.
12 I am very anxious about your brother’s matter. No money will be spared
13to unseat him but I believe it will all come out right. I hope you are
14getting out into the dear open
16 ^air. Only there can one rest a little.
18 Olive^
20 ^The knowledge there is that £200 is such a comfort to me dear one. I’m
21going to sell my little house soon. I’ve had several offers & then
22I’ll return it at once.^