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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/9
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 March 1912
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, Western 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 date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper with a picture of the hotel and beach, with the envelope having the same picture.
1 Alexandra Hotel
2 Muizenberg
4 Dearest Mrs Murray
6 I hope you understood only that I only came for Dot’s sake. I have
7nothing to do with the society - but Dot held that ^as^ your friend I
8ought to try & show you what we who feel strongly on the taking away
9the vote from the coloured feel on the matter of this amendment. I
10told her to speak you to you herself but she said I must as I could
11explain better – which I’m sure I didn’t as I felt so ill
12yesterday. I am going to Will’s at Newlands on Monday & will come &
13see you soon dear friend.
15 Olive