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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/37
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 13 August 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content.
1 Hanover
2 Saturday morning
4 Just got your letter dear; of course I knew the matter was about the
5little sister. I am leaving this on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Lewis
6We shall sleep Tuesday night at the Masonic Hotel Cradock, shall
7arrive by mail train. Can I see you. We go on early next morning to
8Cook house & Fort Beaufort In about a week our work there will be over
9perhaps in j less Could you then join me at Cook house & let is go to
10Kowie for a few days together? If your dear sister could go with us
11how lovely that would be to know more of her or you might join me in
12Fort Beaufort & we would have - ^the^ a good splendid drive by post cart
13through Queen’s Rd=
15^to the Kowie. Mrs Lewis cannot go to the Kowie with me as she has to
16hurry back to Cape Town to my nephew who is very ill, dying slowly.^
18It will be very beautiful to be again with her among the scenes where
19we two were as little children. We have never been together for more
20than a couple of days for more than 20 years.
22Good bye darling friend