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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday June 1899
Address FromJohannesburg, Transvaal
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno and Alice 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 month and year been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressees is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in Johannesburg from late 1898 to August 1899.
1Monday afternoon
3Dear Friends,
5I am writing this in case you come by the six o’clock train tomorrow,
6 & I cannot be there. I have taken you rooms behind the Town Hall at a
7house called “Else’s Buildings.” All the cab drivers know it.
8Miss Smith’s was too damp.
10I wired to you this morning to know which train you were coming by,
11but have got no reply. Cron feels sure you will come by the midday
12train, but I can’t help fancying you may come early.
14I’m so glad it’s not so cold for your today. We can go & sit out
15in the sun on the Koppje.