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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 August 1906
Address FromHaddon Hall, Tamboer’s Kloof, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToAlice Greene
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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.
1 Haddon Hall
2 Aug 12th 1906
4 My darling Friend
6 I have just got Miss Molteno’s letter telling me of your brother’s
7death. It seems to me so beautiful he should have died out in the open.
8 I’m so glad you saw him again.
10 It is such a strange comfort to one to feel years of life together on
11Earth ^without seeing each other^, did not preceed the last separation.
12I’m so glad they took him home to Harston. It will be so sweet to
13you to think of his lying there by your mother. I wonder what he died
14of; I suppose the heart failed.
16 I am so glad to hear Hellen is better. What has she been suffering
17from? I wonder if coming out to Africa might not do her good.
19 My chest has been bad lately; but I’ve held out. Parliament breaks
20up this week. I am going to Matjesfontein for a few days as Cron wants
21to have a holiday at Muizenberg & I can’t stay longer, so I’ll
22wait at Matjesfontein till he comes.
24 I am so glad you were in England to see your brother my sweet darling.
25You weren’t with him just at the end but you had to be with Hellen.
27 I went to see dear Miss de Wet yesterday. She is bearing up so
28wonderfully. It is strange to see her sitting there alone in old rooms.
30 Good bye, dear dear one.
31 Olive