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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 24 April 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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Legend
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 ^Wednesday night^
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3 My dear Friend
4
5 It will be very nice if the clothes come tomorrow. An old man of 71
6has just come in from a farm about three hours from this, to report to
7the commandant that the Boers were there yesterday. His son-in-law has
8been in prison for a long time & his ^old^ wife & his daughter in law &
9five children are alone on the farm. I am buying them some things with
10the money you sent as they are quite pennyless (they are living on
11another man’s ground) & if the clothes come it will be nice to send
12a few some. A little boys suit would be very useful to them.
13
14 Good bye.
15 Olive
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