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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 May 1906
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 and content. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper, with the heading crossed through.
1 Cronwright-Schreiner & Meyer
2 Law and Estate Agents.
3 Auctioneers, &c,
4 Hanover and De Aar
7 Law, Estate and General Agent
9 Harold L. Meyer, J.P.,
10 Attorney and Notary.
11 Telegrams: "Schreiner"

13 Hanover,
14 Cape Colony
16 May 8th 1906
18 My dear Friend
20 I wonder if you really will be here before the end of the year. You
21will find astonishing change passed over every thing. It is the Boer
22who is top dog now. All my thoughts & anxieties have long passed away
23from him. My only fear now is, in how far he is going to help in
24pushing on war & slaughtering natives. Of course it is not going to be
25all on one side; when the whites have goaded the natives into rising
26there will be more than one Isandlwana!
28 There was Good bye dear one. I hope Alice is with you & that she is
29better again. I am very well, the weather is so glorious just now. We
30arrive in Cape Town on the 23rd of this month, are going to stay at
31Hadden Hall, Tamboer’s Kloof.
33 Olive