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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Ruth Alexander MSC 26/2.1.1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateDecember 1909
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToRuth Alexander nee Schechter
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Content indicates Schreiner was in Cape Town when it was written.
1 Dear Ruth Alexander
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3 I shall have to go out into the suburbs on Tuesday & shall cl have to
4drive straight from there to Mrs Molteno. But when you get to
5Rondebosch station if you go out on the side on which you arrive, you
6will find numbers of cabs there, just tell any of them to drive you to
7Mr Molteno's house ?Sandown & they will take you at once they all know it.
8 Th It would be difficult to find it because its among the trees &
9grass, but for 1/- any of them will take you right.
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11 I enjoyed my evening with you so much. I wish I had known you before.
12Now perhaps I shall not be coming to Cape Town again for a long time.
13You will love my little niece Dot so when she comes in June. She's
14just 22; all life, & intellect, & sympathy, & charm. I am sure you
15will care for each other.
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17 I have so many nieces but no other like her. She's my special treasure
18I wish we could go together on Tuesday, but I be there waiting for you
19when you come
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21 Olive Schreiner
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