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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 January 1904
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 name of the addressee of this letter is indicated by salutation and content.
1 Hanover
2 Jan 5 / 04
4 Darling Friend
6 You must please tell me a little about your house at ?Norwich & what
7kind of a school or thing it is Helen Greene is going to start there.
8It’s so nice you should both feel there was a reason for your going
9home; & if you are able to help her to start her work there & make it
10a success it will be so nice.
12 I suppose parliament will open about the middle of March It will be a
13pity for us if it opens so early as it will bring us back to Hanover
14for June July & August which are the three worst months. If Cron goes
15to stay with his Mother I shall perhaps try to find a place on some
16farm. You will never know what a comfort & joy having you at Uitkÿk
17that winter was. It seems always a more & more beautiful time as I
18look back to it. I don’t think I have stayed there quite alone without
21^I hope you had a nice Xmas at your brother Percy’s, & that Miss Greene
22had a good day with all her people. I am always always thinking of you,
23 & have so many things to say but since I came back have not been well
24enough to write much. ^
26 Good bye. I never pass even half a day without thinking of you & it
27makes me so much richer & the world so much more beautiful to know you
28are somewhere in it
30 Olive