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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/55
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 October 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 indicated by salutation.
1 Hanover
2 Oct 5 / 00
3
4 Dear Friend
5
6 I must write you a line this beautiful evening. This afternoon Cron &
7I went to the top of a koppje across the plain. As we were sitting on
8it we saw a cart turn out ^of the road^ & it was some Boer friends of
9mine who came to fetch us for a little drive. Tomorrow all the country
10people will be in town for Nachtmaal, & Mrs do Toit is going round
11with me in the afternoon to see many of them.
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13 I am working hard. I wish I knew you were quite strong again.
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15 Cron & I generally sit up at our writing till about 11 o’clock, & then
16I make us some cocoa by my lamp. I’m going to make it now. It’s so
17sweet to have him here & he is very happy with plenty of writing to do.
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19 Good bye. I hope you will get to Calledon. It’s no use killing oneself
20about politicians. The best of them are opportunist, but the people
21our great people are sound.
22
23 Good bye
24 Olive
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