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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/24
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 November 1910
Address FromPortlock, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Address ToKenilworth House, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
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. The address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 Portlock
2 nr. Graaff Reinet
3 Nov 15th 1910
5 Dear Mrs Murray
7 Thank you for your letter from Rodesia. I hope the journey remained as
8delightful to the end. I’m so sorry I couldn’t manage the walk to
9the station. The day you passed de Aar was a beautiful day compared to
10most we have! The day you were with me was a day we only get once or
11twice in a year.
13 I am so glad your brother James has been made speaker. Please give him
14my hearty congratulations. I have been here five days now; such a
15delightful peaceful place, & the dear Murrays are so charming. There
16is a very nice little boy staying with them of Mrs Jim Binell’s,
17such a sweet well train child, every one loves him here, & they have a
18very nice governess so we are quite a pleasant little party. I can
19hardly say how the place will suit my heart yet, but I think
20splendidly. I have done nothing but sleep the five days I’ve been
21here, the mountain top air is so splendid.
23 I hear Lyndall Schreiner is to secretary of the W.E.L. Is it so?
26 I hope your trip has really rested you. You looked tired when you were
27at de Aar.
29 Good bye.
30 Yours ever
31 Olive Schreiner
33 I wonder how Cape people like the Gladstones & if they still have to
34bow down to him?