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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/59
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 23 December 1913 ; Before End: 31 December 1913
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToBetty 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The date range is provided by content. The place it was written from is also provided by content. This letter, numbered 3, seems to have been sent with a two page letter to Alice Greene asking her to post it on.
1[page/s 1 and 2 to Alice Greene]
3 3
5 My darling Betty
7 I wonder if you are still in Natal or have come back to the Cape.
8Write or get Alice to write to tell me your plans I am so happy here.
9All my old friends are only changed in that they are improved & nicer
10than I thought them. It has been unbroken happiness since I came. I
11thought only a child could feel so happy. Oliver is going with me to
12the Riviera & Florence & perhaps Rome. He has to be back in Cambridge
13on the 16th so we shall have a fortnight together. He & Ursula are a
14great joy to me. I can’t tell you how finely they are developing.
16 Good bye dear. Write to me c/o Standard Bank.
17 Olive
19 ^Please send this on to Betty wherever she may be. Read it if you care^
The inserted message at the end refers to this letter having been sent initially to Alice Greene.