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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/9
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 March 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by the salutation.
1 Hanover
2 Feb 2 March 2nd
4 I was so glad to get your note last night, though it was five days old.
6 There is a Boer woman here who is very anxious to get a new burner for
7her ka Primus stove, (its one of the old fashioned kind) with the
8spirit hollow low down on the slep stem) she has begged me to try &
9find out if she can get a new burner in Cape Town & what it costs.
10Would you try to find out for her if it is to be had in Cape Town.
11It’s bit at the top she wants new A & A.
13 The weather here is beautiful but nothing else is. It will soon be
14three months since I was in Cape Town. How slowly things move. It
15seems years & years.
17 Has Miss H returned?
19 I wonder what really is happening all over the country.
21 My dear love to you both
22 Olive
Schreiner has drawn a picture of the stove with an arrow just before the sentence beginning 'It's a bit at the top ...' to show what she wanted Molteno to find out about.