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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 January 1902
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToKenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
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 name of the addressee and the address this letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope, which has been opened and passed by the military censor.
1 Hanover
2 Jan 30 / 02
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4 Dear Friend,
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6 It’s a long long time since I heard from you, & from Miss G I’ve
7not heard since the 19th of November! It’s all right if you’ve not
8written, but one always feels afraid one’s friends may have written
9& one has not got the letter.
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11 Did you get the ?cheque for
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13 When are you going to England? Did you get the photo of my friend
14Nelly Reilly & her four little ones? Will you go to Switzerland &
15Italy if you go home?
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17 There is no news to give you of ourselves. The last week I have had
18nervous attacks of dizziness & faintness & not been able to do much
19work, but other-wise we are well.
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21 Good bye, dear
22 Olive
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24 Did you get the letter in which I told you it was quite right about
25the £261 & that I had destroyed the cheque for £61.
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