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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/46
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 December 1899
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno and Alice Greene
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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. Schreiner was staying in Cape Town in mid November 1899 to mid February 1900. The names of the addressees are indicated by salutation and content.
1 My dear Friend^s^
3 Next Tuesday or Wednesday my dear niece Eliza Findlay is going to
4Grahamstown ^by steamer Arundell Castle^ to nurse & care for my mother.
5I have asked her if she has time to call & see you. You & Miss Green
6would love her. She’s a noble, self sacrificing girl, she feels
7strongly with us on the Transvaal side. I fear she will be very lonely
8in Grahamstown if she has to stay there for some months, & if she knew
9you & the your backers in Port Elizabeth she might not feel she was so
10far from all friends. Her Brother Hudson Findlay who is going with her
11is a dear unselfish fellow but not not so much to on the Transvaal
12side though he hates Rhodes. A talk with you might do him good. He is
13just taking his sister to the Trans Grahamstown. Remind me when you
14come to tell
you & Miss Greene about a dear old ^English^ soldier a
15common private who was sticking up for the Transvaal Burgers in a
16whole carriage full of Cape Towners! & about something else in that
19 Olive