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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday February 1900
Address FromWagenaars Kraal, Three Sisters, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToCaroline Murray nee 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed at Wagenaars Kraal from 21 February until late July 1900.
1 Wagenaar’s Kraal
2 Three Sisters
3 Wednesday
5 Dear Mrs Murray
7 I have written to the address you were so very kind as to give me, but
8am not sure I had it unreadable right. Was it Mrs Tailor
9 Vet Poort
10 Via Beaufort West.
12 I got here this morning, but as the house has a thatched roof I may
13have to move on.
15 It’s very hard, far harder than had I expected never to be able to
16get any news. I left on Cape Town on Monday night, & shall not have
17any any fresh news till next Saturday & then it will be only Fridays
18Thursdays Cape Papers.
20 I was so sorry I didn’t see you the last time you came. I’d gone
21to see the Doctor.
23 This is fine air, but Africa looks so sad to me now, the koppjes & the
24mountains. It d wouldn’t be so hard if one were doing anything.
26 Good bye. Many thanks for giving me the address.
28 Yours sincerely
29 Olive Schreiner