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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 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 month and year have 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 Wednesday evening
3 Dear Friend
5 Your letter with the second £5 from Miss H - has arrived safely
6tonight. The Boers are supposed to be within a couple of miles of the
7village. There was a tremendous excitement here this afternoon when
8they were supposed to be approaching, men rushed to the forts on the
9koppjes & & there was enough firing for a battle. But so far the
10commando has not attacked. Four mounted Boers are said to have come
11just out side the village & 300 under Fouche to be coming on. I don’t
12feel as if they would attack this place. It is now time to put the
14 ^lights out. If they do come it will probably be tonight but I don’t
15expect them.
17 Olive^