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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday March 1901
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Emily Hobhouse sent ?5 for Hanover releif work to Schreiner in March 1901.
1 Hanover
2 Sunday
4 Darling friend
6 I got your letter yesterday, y with the cheque more for £5. More
7money would be useful, but I can manage with this.
9 We are having wonderful rains here again. The veld is like a flower
10garden. I think I have only once before in my life seen Karroo in this
11state. Please ask Isabella F not to write to me. I hope Miss Greene I
12keeping quite strong. I am curiously played out. I can’t think or
13work. I suppose it is my heart as my feet & hands are much swollen.
14Much love to you both. I wonder where we will meet again. With my
15chest as it is I dare not go down to the coast.
17 Olive