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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Hermann Kallenbach MSC 26/2.3.1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 20 April 1912
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHermann Kallenbach
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Alexandra Hotel
2 Muizenberg
3 Tuesd
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5 Dear Mr Kallenbach
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7 Thank you much for your letter I hope if ever you or Mr Gandi pass de
8Aar when I am ay home I shall have the great pleasure to seeing you at
9my house.
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11 It was indeed a great pleasure to me to meet you
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13 I am still staying on here but do not know how long I shall stay.
14Thanks very much for saying you will send some books, but please don't
15send them here, send them to de Aar Addressed not to me, but to my
16husband as they will be sent on if addressed to me, with my letters. I
17have no time for reading here, & at de Aar I have a great deal of time,
18 & no books as there is no library there.
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20 I should like much to come & see you all at Tolstoy farm but I fear
21its too high up for me. I will write & tell my friend Miss Molteno
22that you will be glad to see her Please remember me most warmly to Mr
23Gandi
. I hope we shall meet again
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25 Yours very sincerely
26 Olive Schreiner
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