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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 21 March 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address Toc/o Dr Murray, Kenilworth, 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 has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to. The name of the addressee is also indicated by salutation. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Tuesday morning
3 Dear Friend
5 No post came yesterday but there is I hear one this morning & I am
6going down to get the letters All kinds of wild reports were flying
7about yesterday that Richmond was surrounded by the commando that 1,200
8men were marching into Hanover &c &c They have made loop holes all
9round the wall of my yard yesterday, so they evidently mean to use
10this place as a fort if the Boers come. One doesn’t know what
12 ^to believe any more.
14Good bye dear love to you both
15 Olive^