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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 June 1906
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
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. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town in June, July and the beginning of August 1906.
1 June 29th 1906
3 Your brother James made a splendid speech in the house yesterday. It
4was a most lively afternoon. Cron & Curry spoke too.
6 My heart is a bit bad worse than its been for many months.
8 I am going to try & write a little letter today for the Jewish meeting
9on Sunday & will send you the paper if it appears.
11 Good bye dear one. Thanks so much for your interesting letter. Oh yes
12I know how beautiful it all is there! I sometimes think earth holds
13nothing more beautiful than that lake.
14 Olive
16 I am so glad Alice’s sister is better. You don’t say exactly what
17she was suffering from.
Schreiner's 'Letter on the Jew' was read by Cronwright-Schreiner at a Public Meeting of the Jewish Territorial Organization in Cape Town in July 1906; it was published in the Cape Times 2 July 1906 (p.8); it also appears in a shortened version as Appendix F in (ed) Cronwright-Schreiner (1924) The Letters of Olive Schreiner London: Fisher Unwin.