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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 February 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 Feb 26th 1905
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4 My darling Friend
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6 I was quite disappointed that your last letter said nothing about your
7going abroad. Why spend all the dreary winter in England when it is
8the only time the most lovely parts of Italy are pleasant? How is
9Hellen’s school going on? Have they opened it? Do many pupils
10promise? Have you seen Isabella Ford? I am sure you will love her the
11most of all my friends. Her address is Miss I. Ford, Adle Grange, nr Leeds
12or 5 Hyde Park Mansions London. She is a splendid woman. It is
13bitterly cold here already, but pleasant. The water like ice, but not
14that terrible 14 or 16 degrees of frost there will be in the middle of
15winter.
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17 We leave for Cape Town on the 11th arriving there to-day two weeks
18Sunday the 12th.
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20^My address there will be 32 Brownlow Road Tamboer’s Kloof. It is
21much higher than Mrs Johnsons with a splendid view, but small rooms. I
22am going there because its £2 a month cheaper. I hope I shall be free
23of asthma as at Mrs Johnsons. If you write on getting this letter
24address there for a few weeks as I shall get your letters so much
25sooner than if they come to Hanover first. ^
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27 Good bye my beloved friend
28 Olive
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30 I shall be able to give you much news when I am in Cape Town.
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32 ^Send me some copies of the Lawrence’s paper the Echo, if you can^
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