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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 April 1905
Address FromCape Town, Western 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. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from mid March to mid June 1905.
1 Mrs Johnstons
2 April 22 / 05
4 Dear Friend
6 I wonder if you know what a comfort & pleasure your letters are to me.
7I’m not able to get about now as I used to & sometimes I can’t
8even read though generally I can, & your letters are such a large
9thing to me.
11 I had a note from dear beautiful Isabella Ford yesterday. I hope you
12were able to get to see her & have perhaps been able to go up & see
13her & Bessie at Adel Grange. I know you will love her so much. She is
14one you will understand at once.
16 It is a cold Sunday afternoon ^or rather evening about 6.^ Ollie & Neta
17are lying curled up on the bed. Cron has gone out to spend some days
18with the Purcells at Bergvliet, & then he is going up.
20^Good bye. If you’d never been good for any one else in the world all
21the comfort & joy Miss Greene & you have been to me would be a
22life’s beauty. ^
24 If you go to Isabella Fords ask her to introduce you to my old friend Mat.