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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/40
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 30 July 1900
Address FromLeeuwendal, De Lorenz Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address ToKenilworth, Cape Town, Western 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 is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, while the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front. The final insertion is written on the back of the envelope.
1 R c/o Rev Peplar
2 Leeuwendal
3 off [wordspace] St,
4 Kloo Cape Town
5
6 Saturday morning
7
8 Dear Friend
9
10 I have got a beautiful room here in this beautiful house, with a
11beautiful view. I got here yesterday morning. Cron was at the station
12to meet me, & when we had brought my box up here we went out & spent
13the morning at Cron’s mother’s house at Mowbray. To day he has
14gone out to spend the day with his mother, & will not be back again
15till four or five, & I am hoping you & Miss Greene may turn up if you
16come into Town. I seem to long to see you so.
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18 This is a most wonderful place, much higher up even than Mrs
19Purcell’s
, but I don’t know how long I’ll stay. I am going to
20try do some revising of proofs this morning.
21
22 What a fine speech Merriman made on Wednesday, I’ve not yet seen the
23paper with your brother’s or the others. I hope Sauer will turn his
24heavy guns into Crewe.
25
26 Good bye, dear friends
27 Olive
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29 Wasn’t the meeting at Middelburg good? When are you coming to the
30Old Man’s Home?? Soon I hope.
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32^Address Leeuwendal off St Lorentz St^
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