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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 11 March 1904
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from March to mid June 1904.
1 Monday morning
3 Dear Friend
5 I wonder how you have been feeling, if you had rain at the farm we
6have had pouring rain j here, but today is fine.
8 I am going out to Rondebosch to have lunch with Cron’s mother. He will
9be there till Thurs-day when Parliament begins again.
11 Mrs Johnson says I can have the meerkats here in their box on the
12verandah ^balcony^. It will be such a comfort. I can’t bear to think of
13them alone & cold & wet! When I feel so chilled I think, "What must
14they feel."
16 The Purcells are going to live at Berghvliet & let their house here.
18 How is Miss Molteno now? Really better? I have found such comfort from
19the little tea pot during these dark rainy days.
21 I am still meaning to come to Elgin, but but must chose bright morning
22weather as my chest is getting a bit bad.
24 Much love to you both. I am going to buy wood & have a fire in my room
25so when you come again, you see a nice fire & we can all sit round it.
27 Olive