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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/40
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 August 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern 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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 Aug 14th 1912
4 Dear Lucy
6 I hope that day with me in town didn’t quite knock you up. A postcard
7from Betty told me you were all having a delightful stay at stay at
8Miller’s Point.
10 I wonder what their plans are. I am always afraid I shall hear they
11have rushed back to Europe with out my having realy seen them. I wish
12they could have come up here while it was still cool & comparatively
13pleasant. No our hot winds & dust have just begun.
15 I do hope, darling Lucy, the winter has not tried you too much in Cape
16Town. How is your husband? Betty didn’t mention the baby, so I hope it
17is flourishing finely. It has such a remarkably fine strong forehead.
18Perhaps it’s going to be one of our big women
20 ^in the time to come. Just send me a card to tell me how you all are.
21 Olive^