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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 1 April 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Monday
3 My dear Friend
5 The four pounds came all right. I have still £5 of the £10 in hand.
6I want us to try & send the eldest boys to the poor white school at
7Uitenhage so that they may learn trades. Did Miss Greene ever get my
8letter enclosing Isabella Ford’s to me. I will try to send you a
9post card or a letter every day, so ^that^ if you don’t hear you will
10know the letter has not come. There is so much, so very much I would
11want to say if I could see you. But writing is no good.
13 I hope you had a good time at Sea Point Cape Point. The weather is
14just simply heavenly here. The feeling comes to one, surely in a world
15where there is such infinite beauty, there must be ultimately justice.
17 Good bye, dear
18 Olive
20 Did I tell you my eldest brother’s only son & only child is dead.
21See Cron if you can & he will tell ^you more of my news.^