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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 23 January 1910
Address FromCape Town, 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. Schreiner was in Cape Town from early January to early April 1910.
1 Sunday
3 My dear Lucy
5 I was so sorry to miss you. How are you keeping. I was much better the
6first days I came down but now I can’t do anything.
8 Good bye, dear. Explain to Betty ^& Mrs Murray^ why I don’t write if
9you write to them. Tell Mrs Murray I have her long letter & will give
10it ^to Mrs Brown.^
12 I am going to try & get a room at Sea Point, the heat is too terrible
13here. Miss Mac Dougall at the Dispensary will know where I am.