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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/60
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 December 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address Toc/o Dr Murray, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 name of the addressee and the address this letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope, which has been opened, stamped and passed by the military censor.
1 Hanover Dec= 12 / 01
3 Dear Friend
5 Thanks for your letter: all is going well with us. The cheque reached
6me all right. I wrote to thank for it. The two little boys for whom
7you once sent clothes have been sent to an industrial school; they
8started last week.
10 Neta has for sweet little pups; one exactly like her. She has been in
11awful excitement about them ever since they were born yesterday
12afternoon. She never leaves them, but this morning early she did such
13a touching thing. Rushed into my bed room, jumped on my bed, began
14licking & caressing me, then jumped off & ran back to her pups in the
15out house. It was as though she said "I’m not forgetting you. I’ve
16just come to say that."
18^Write & send me the university list of the Matric please as soon as it
19comes out. We are not allowed to see the Cape Times till it is three
20weeks old, but if the list were put in an envelope & marked university
21list I should get it. Two of my nephews are going up.^