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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 4 December 1898
Address FromJohannesburg, 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand, while the address it was sent to is provided by an attached envelope, from which the stamp and postmark have been removed. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. The address the letter was sent from is indicated by content.
1 Sunday
3 Dear Friend
5 It was very good news about Miss Green nourishing herself up a little
6& finding benefit from a more stimulating diet. You won’t feel
7really better till you get away to Cape Town. We I have moved into the
8house & am slowly getting things straight. My help is a Matabelie boy
9from Bulawayo: a very sweet fellow, but so stupid & child-like. I like
10him very much. Our larks are all full grown & flown. Good bye. When
11the rest time comes I’m going to think & write.
13 Olive
15 ^Cron’s youngest brother is staying with us such a fine lad of 24
16he’s out of work, & it’s very hard to find posts in Pretoria
17^^Johannesburg^^ now.^