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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 September 1905
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.
1 Hanover
2 Sep 9th 1905
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4 My darling Friend
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6 There’s no letter from you this week as you were not very well when
7you last wrote I feel anxious.
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9 We have had a fine rain here; the best that has fallen for three years,
10 an inch in 24 hours. If it is followed up by another in a months time
11or it will mean great things for the poor farmer. It will be so nice
12to see a little green again. Do you If you have time ^& feel well
13enough^ would go to Alice Corthorn & get from her the address of my
14dear friend Nelly Reilly who has been left a widow with several
15children, & send the address to me & find out from Alice all she can
16tell as to Nellys whereabouts.
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18 He She lived in Moss Lane Pinner near Harrow on the Hill when
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20^I last heard from her. All goes well with me. The treatment of those
21poor Chinese is too terrible but I feel it is useless for me to write
22& say anything about them. ^
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24 Good bye
25 Olive
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