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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date27 March 1913
Address FromKimberley Villa, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno and Alice Greene
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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.
1 Kimberley Villa
2 Muizenberg
3 March 27th 1913
5 Alice & Betty dear,
7 I would come & see you at Lucys, but I so fear when I’ve made all
8the journey & taken a cab to come & see you I’ll find you both out,
9wandering on the mountain tops where I can never follow you.
10Couldn’t you come out here some evening the nights are so lovely now,
11 no wind on the sea & the moonlight shining on it. Let me have a note
12before hand to say you are coming. I am seldom out, but I might be at
13the Smutses or Anna Purcells or my brothers.
15 I have got some plans now!!! But as they depend on my being able to do
16some work in the coming months of cool at De Aar they may come to
17nothing - probably will. Cron is going to Europe for a six or seven
18months trip, & I could revise enough work to pay for my journey I
19might go at the same time to try what the European doctors could do
20for you. If you & Alice were going about that time. I shouldn’t be a
21trouble to anyone as I should hire a third class passenger to look
22after me but it would be so nice to know you were on board.
24 Don’t mention this dream to anyone.
26 I long to see you so
27 Olive
29 Please send me at once the Bedales address I want to send it to my
30sister-in-law who is taking her daughters to school in England.