"Trying to help Will Schreiner politically; I want 'She wrote Peter Halket' on my grave; it's what it cost me" Read the full letter
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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/48
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 September 1900
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
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 is provided by content.
1 Hanover
2 Sep 22nd 1900
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4 I am so sorry Miss Greene is so ill. Caledon is said to be very good
5for rheumatism.
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7 Cron says he is coming next week. I wonder if it was fine enough to go
8up the mountain today.
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10 I got a letter from Robert Hemming yesterday. He says everything in
11our house ^at Johannesburg^ has been destroyed. He says the books papers
12pictures &c have been gathered into heaps in the middle of the floor &
13set fire to, there are only burnt bits left lying about. Once,
14especially the loss of all my papers & MS. would have distressed me,
15now nothing seems to make me really feel. I am going to go out on the
16koppje & warm my feet.
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18 I am boarding with the English Dr widow here. She is a strong jingoe,
19but we made an arrangement never to refer to the war or politics. If
20one is to live in these little towns at all one must make such a rule.
21I shall be so glad when Miss Greene is quite well again. I thought she
22or you wrote that Old Cape Town; I liked it very much.
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24 Good bye. This place suits me splendidly.
25 Yours ever
26 Olive
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28 Isn’t that a ridiculous lie about Milner?
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