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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 15 February 1909
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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 date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 Matjesfontein
2 Monday
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4 My dear, dear Lucy Molteno
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6 I have just heard from Anna Purcell that you have been so ill. I am
7thankful she tells me you are recovering again. I do hope you will
8quickly get strong. Please take great care of you-self for a long time.
9 For at least a year you will will have to take more care of damp or
10cold than you have. Ought you not to go up to Nel’s Poort for a few
11weeks? The air there is so divine. And I expect your brother has got a
12cool house.
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14 Don’t trouble to answer this, dear. I shall hear from Anna Purcell
15how you are getting on.
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17 Olive Schreiner
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19 ^I am so glad to hear from Anna that perhaps Mrs Murray will stand as
20president.^
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