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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 June 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 June 5th 1905
3 Dear Friend
5 Thanks for your letter. We leave for Hanover next week. Parliament
6closes the day after tomorrow. Your brother Jim made a first rate
7little speech the other night, shutting up Juta so that he didn’t
8stir again!!! I wish he would speak more. I will ask Miss Viljoen
9about the house as soon as I get back.
11 Cron has been doing very good work this session; working tremendously
12hard on committees & has made one or two short little speeches much to
13the point. Its He’s always best when he’s not thought of what he's
14going to say & rises on the spur of the moment.
16 Good bye. I am so glad you are having such a good time. I’m going to
17take Neta’s body up with me, so that she can be buried with me
18 Olive