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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 1903
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToAlice 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. The year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by content.
1 Hanover
2 Wednesday night
4 Oh I hope so much you are both going to Uitkÿk. I am sure it will be
5good for you. I ^wonder^ if the great bare nature there will help you.
6Sometimes nature & being alone within it comforts one more than
7anything else; & sometimes one can’t just bear it. I know how
8anxiously you are waiting for the letters. Let me know when you get
9them. I know the Le Roux’s will be so kind I can never forget their
10kindness to us last winter.
12 Cron will come back again on Friday he will have been gone ten days.
13It seems if I had known he was going away so soon I might have stayed
14on in Cape Town, & then I could have been with you now. Not that I
15could help you, but one wants so to be with people when they are in
16pain. Nothing that is said can comfort one; but I think the
17consciousness that love is about you does help.
19 I can’t help feeling anxious about Miss Molteno. It is not her body in
22^a sense that is ill all. I hope the Karroo air will bring her back to
23strength. ^
25 Good bye dear one
26 Olive