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Letter ReferenceDe Villiers BC 28/F150
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday August 1908
Address FromTamboer’s Kloof Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToWinifred de Villiers
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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. This letter can be dated approximately by reference to content. Schreiner stayed in Tambour’s Kloof in August 1908.
1 Tambours Kloof Rd
2 Tambour’s Kloof
3 Wednesday morning
5 Dear Miss de Villiers
7 I have had a great disappointment I believe Miss O’Connor who was to
8be the principle speaker at our meeting will not be able to come on
9Saturd Monday. I have written to hear from her herself but till we
10know she can come, please don’t write anyone o I will let you know
11as soon as I know.
13 Yours in haste
14 Olive Schreiner
16 All the other girls who promised to speak now say they feel too unable.
17 So if we can’t get Miss O’Connor we will have to give it up.