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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1908
Address FromCape Town, Western 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 place the letter was sent from is indicated by content. Schreiner was in Cape Town at various points between March and September 1908. The name of the addressee is provided by salutation and content.
1 My darling Friend,
3 Just drop me a post card to tell me how it goes with Hellen’s health.
5 We shall return to Hanover in about ten days.
7 Anna Purcell & all hers are well. I can’t go out to Bergvliet on
8account of my chest but Cron spends each week’s end there.
10 I have met a woman I am sure you & Miss Molteno would like so. A Miss
11Glossop, who has her own little farm near Wellington & does all the
12work on it herself even ploughs, & paints lovely pictures. You would
13both delight in her; such a free open-air soul.
15 Good bye my darling.
16 I hunger for a sight of your face
17 Olive