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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 October 1906
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToCaroline Murray nee 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.
1 De Aar
2 Oct 2nd 1906
4 Dear Mrs Murray
6 I have just got your card & also a letter from Mr ?Musto saying they
7will be willing to take me after the 10th. I have already taken my
8rooms at Matjesfontein, so I shall have to go there first, but I am
9writing to ask Mrs ?Musto whether she would be willing to let me call
10at their place on Tuesday morning on my way down to Matjesfontein,
11staying there till the evening train passes for Matjesfontein, then I
12can see if the place would suit my asthma, & after I have been the
13month there at Matjesfontein I might come back there for a month.
15 Thank you so very much for all the trouble you have taken for me. It
16is very good of you. One of the greatest drawbacks to living in South
17Africa is that when you don’t feel well there are so few places to
18go to for rest & change.
20 Yours ever
21 Olive Schreiner
23 ^It would be so nice if I found you still at Nel’s Poort, but I fear
24you will be gone.^