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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 January 1897
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern 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. The name of the addressee of this letter is indicated by salutation and content.
1The Homestead
2Jan 10 / 97
4Dear Friend
6I am so very glad to hear Miss Green is so much better. No doubt she
7has had the best advice about her rheumatism but I have found Carls
8Bad Salts
. The real salts condensed from the Carls Bad water such a
9splendid thing, just to take a tea spoon full in water every morning
10when one wakes, with out ever missing. The chemist will try to sell
11you the imitation Carl Bad salts, which are cheaper & on which they
12make more profit, but insist on having the real made from the true
13Carls Bad Waters. It can’t do any harm, is a fine thing for the
14healthiest person to take, & for constitutional rheumatism it simply
17We are having beautiful cool weather here, lovely rains every day, for
18the last ten days, Old Kimberley looking so bright & fresh & green.
19Our bit of ground looks like a lawn. If I can get my Stray Thoughts
20articles copied out & sent to England.
22We are going to the Kowie for a week in March & Mr Lloyd is going
23really this time to try & join us there, & if you & Miss Greene came
24it would be just lovely. Do you think you could. I’ve got one
25article ready, now there are two more.
27Good bye. I’m so glad you are having such a good rest. My good boy
28Jan has promised to stay on with me, but I am letting him go down to
29Port Elizabeth at the time of the show here, when the tickets will be
30cheap. leav Can That will be the best time for us to take our holiday.
31Oh I do long so to paddle about bare foot at the Kowie all day.
33Did you see in the paper that sad accident of my niece Mrs Charley
, & the drowing of her lovely little eight years old daughter? We
35are all so anxious about Mrs Earpe because she is expecting her new
36baby next month. Mrs Sauers little boy has arrived born on Xmas Day.
37He is to be called “Paul Oliver”. I suppose after Oom Paul & me.