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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/35
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 June 1908
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 June 3rd 1908
4 Dear Mrs Murray
6 I have had the news that my husbands mother is to be operated on for
7cancer of the breast (Don’t mention this as they are trying to keep
8the dear old lady from the knowledge of what it is). If my husband
9cannot go, I want to be there on Monday & want to ask you if it would
10be possible for you to let me come to you for the two or three days I
11shall be there. I would likely be at my sister-in-laws at Rondebosch
12all day, but I must have some dry place to sleep at night. I’ve
13written to Tamboer’s Kloof & else where, but in case they can’t
14let me have a bedroom would it be very inconvenient to you if I came
15to you?
17 If you could wire me on getting this I would be so glad, but don’t
18mind at all if you can’t; because its quite likely they may wire
19from the other places I’ve written to that they can have me.
21 I hope our meeting went off well.
23 In great haste
24 Olive Schreiner
26 If I come I shall arrive by Sunday night’s train