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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 18 September 1900
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToRozelin, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToBetty Molteno
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Legend
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 has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, while the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front.
1 Hanover
2 Monday
3
4 Dear Friend
5
6 I got your note here this morning on my arrival. I hope Miss Greene is
7really better. Cron read her poem without knowing it was hers, &
8thought it very good.
9
10 I got here this morning, I left Beaufort West yesterday about four, &
11got to Hanover Rd about 2.30 in the night. Such splendid air, it was
12heavenly. I went over to the hotel & lay down for some hours & then
13the cart from Hanover came to fetch me. This is a pretty little place
14smaller than Middelburg & perhaps not pretty, not such glorious
15mountains round, but very nice: so nice after Beaufort. Of course the
16air isn’t the same as at Hanover Rd where there is no town, but its
17nice.
18
19 All the trees are coming out. I shall know after a couple of nights
20how it suits me. Cron talks of coming up soon.
21
22 Yes, they are going to take Rhodes up & play the game with him, not
23openly but they’ll take his tools & it will lead to nothing but
24failure.
25
26 I am staying with such a nice kind woman the widow of the doctor who
27died a couple of months ago. She was a Miss Tredgold of Beaufort West.
28The people here seem to want to be very kind to me, quite different
29from at Beaufort West. Such nice Jew people keep the hotel at Hanover
30Rd Station. I always like Jews.
31
32 I hope I shall soon be at work again. Did I tell you I only got £20
33from the literary agent for the publication for my long article in the
34Ethical Review did divided into eight articles.
35
36 The agent is also the editor of the Review, & he sold it to himself.
37Its rather puzzling to see how one’s to live at that rate. (this is
38private
)
39
40 Olive
41
Notation
For the 'long article in the Ethical Review' divided into 'eight articles', see: "The African Boer I" Ethical World vol 111, no 35, 1 September 1900 pp.545-6; "The African Boer II" Ethical World vol 111, no 36, 8 September 1900 pp.561-2; "The African Boer III" Ethical World vol 111, no 37, 15 September 1900 pp.577-8; "The African Boer IV" Ethical World vol 111, no 38, 22 September 1900 pp.595-6; "The African Boer V" Ethical World vol 111, no 39, 29 September 1900 pp.611-12; "The African Boer VI" Ethical World vol 111, no 40, 6 October 1900 pp.627-8; "The African Boer VII" Ethical World vol 111, no 41, 13 October 1900 pp.645-7; and "The African Boer VIII" Ethical World vol 111, no 42, 20 October 1900 pp.661-6.