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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 April 1902
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. Schreiner’s date for this letter looks like 1906, although both its content and its place in the archival sequence indicate the year as 1902. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content.
1 Hanover
2 April 16 / 06
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4 Dear Friend
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6 Did I tell you that Cron was starting business here as a law agent? He
7has got a nice little office ^leading^ out of the y Young Men’s
8Christian Hall, with a table & some chairs. I say the first ticky he
9earns he must give it to to me & I’ll make a hole in it & wear it
10for good luck. He’s had a lot of bits of work already, but has only
11been open a couple of days.
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13 I ^hear^ much talk of peace, but have heard no definite news, & don’t
14thi believe there is any truth in it; any more than I did 18 months
15ago. We are having glorious weather here the last few days, but I’m
16not able to work. I feel so lifeless. Perhaps if I could see you &
17Miss Greene I should wake up, but there’s no chance of that.
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19 Good bye dear friend.
20 Olive
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