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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date11 December 1899
Address FromLyndall, Newlands, Cape Town, Western 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 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 Lyndall
2 Newlands
3 Dec 11 / 99
5 Dear Friend
7 I send this letter with my dear niece Eli Findlay about whom I wrote
8to you the day before yesterday. I hope you got the letter.
10 She is going to Grahamstown to nurse my little mother. I know you &
11Miss Green will love her if you can see a little of her, & she will
12love you.
14 Yours ever
15 Olive
17 I got 10 letters this week from England from different unknown people
18all most sympathetic on the Transvaal question.
20 My niece feels with us on this matter & you will like a talk with her.
21Love to Miss Green
This letter has attached to it the following letter from Eli (Eliza) Findlay, one of Schreiner’s nieces:


My dear Miss Molteno

Enclosed is from my aunt Olive Schreiner – she gave it to me in hopes that I would be at Port Elizabeth for a few days but as my brother & I decided to come on at once I could of course not give it to you. I am now posting it on for I know that one prizes every line from her & I feel as if I am not fair in depriving you of her’s to you because I happened to be only one night in your town.

With kindest regards
I am yours sincerely
E.M. Findlay'.