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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/35
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 August 1904
Address FromHanover, Northern 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 name of the addressee of this letter is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Aug 5th 1904
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3 Dearest Friend
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5 I send you to the letter I’ve just got from Mrs Lawrence because I
6think what she tells about her brother’s death is so beautiful, &
7will interest you.
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9 The weather here is beautiful & warm for Hanover & I seem reviving in
10it like a withered sea weed revives when it’s thrown back into sea
11water.
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13 Cron heard to-day that his offer of £20 in payment for the so called
14libel had been accepted. So that difficulty is now over. I wonder how
15it is going with that action Claud Wright & Molteno were going to
16bring on against the Cape Times. Has it been settled?
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18 Good bye, dear, dear friend. I wonder how the loss of your dear one
19has affected you. Once all sorrow & pain stimulated me, often only too
20much, now it only deadens me. Its I don’t really feel anything only
21just a little bit
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23^deader.^
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25Good bye dear one. I wish I knew more of your life & what you were
26living through both of you
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28Olive
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