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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateApril 1913
Address FromDe Aar, 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 year and month have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from late 1907 to December 1913, when she left for Europe.
1Dear Friend
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3This ought to have gone a week ago. Every thing is so dark &
4mysterious I can make nothing out of the papers. The only thing one
5can think of is that there is going to be a great European war. War &
6war becomes more & more hideous to me. It’s the moral deteriorations
7of war thats so terrible. Its not much good writing now-a-days! I
8would give, I don’t know what I would give to have you & Miss Greene
9here. But I feel its selfish to want you as you are much safer there.
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11Olive
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