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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/41
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: May 1907 ; Before End: July 1907
Address FromHanover, 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. A date ‘May-July 1907’ has been written on in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in Hanover between September 1900 and late 1907.
1My darling Friend
3No card from you again this mail. I see my darling Con is in prison
4once more. I am very anxious about her; her heart is so weak.
6You & Miss Greene must come out & help us here with the woman work, &
7the native question. Do come; you can always go back.
9Theres a lovely house I don’t know if it was built when you were
10here. Its on the highest point, between Sea Point & Camps’ Bay high
11up under the Lion’s Headead, Head, its the highest house in Cape
12Town. I always feel so well when I’m up there, & I’ve tried to
13hire it from old Van Zyl who built it. He wants £6.10 a month for it
16^Cron sends you his love^