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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold2/1903/14
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 August 1903
Address FromPO Uitkÿk, Frasersburg Road, Western Cape
Address ToKnor Hoek, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Western Cape
Who ToJulia Solly nee Muspratt
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 P.O. Uitkyk
2 Nr Fraserburg Rd
3 Aug 6 / 03
5 Dear Mrs Solly
7 I have never yet written to tell you how sweet I felt your kind
8invitation to my husband & myself to pass the night at your farm on
9our way to Caledon We did not go after all: He was able to stay in
10Cape Town, & I stayed on here at this delightful farm I spent 10 days
11in Cape Town with dear Anna Purcell & hoped much you might be coming
12to town while I was there.
14It has been so delightful to see some of my friends again. The life at
15Hanover is strangely lonely. Miss Molteno & Miss Grene have been
16staying here with me for some time, but left last Wednesday for Port
17Elizabeth. We have been nearly two months here together. It has been a
18beautiful thing to have them. I think there is nothing more untrue
19than the saying that human beings grow smaller & meaner as you know
20more of them. I think the real beauty of the best human creatures is
21never visible till one comes absolutely close to them for a long time.
23 I hope some day I shall have an opportunity of seeing more of you
25 Yours very sincerely
26 Olive Schreiner