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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 February 1913
Address FromGrand Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address ToClaremont House, Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape
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 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 on printed headed notepaper. The final insertion is on the back of the envelope.
1 Grand Hotel,
2 Muizenberg,
3 South Africa
5 Dear Betty
7 I am so utterly disappointed I told the boy if any one called to say I
8was only gone out for a few minutes & to ask them to wait.
10 My room is No 16. if ever ever you do come again come up to my room &
11look all round the balcony. Sometimes if the wind is too strong I go
12round to the other side
14 I was better yesterday, but the pain has come on today or I would try
15to come & see you.
16 Olive
18 If you or Alice should ever be walking about at Newlands would you
19call for me at in a little house close to the station Letterstead Road
20the little road that leads from the train station ^stopping^ to the
21station, there is a notice Madam Mills before the house (on the gate I
22think) & the cottage is Fernleigh. Would you tell her that my dress
23has never come, & ask her to give it you if she has it still, & would
24you post or send it by train to me. I wouldn’t trouble you but I
25need it so much & I feel so ill.
27 Please dear return the grey shawl or keep it very safe till I come. It
28was my sisters dying present to me. She spoke of
30 ^it just before she died.^
32 ^The dress has come don't trouble^