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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold3/1896/1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 9 January 1896
Address FromThompson’s Hotel, Middelburg, Eastern 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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content.
1 Thomson’s Hotel
2 Middelburg
3 Friday
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5 Dear Friend
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7 We are settled here for a month at least I’m so much better, oh this
8beautiful dry air. We are both so happy here. I feel as if in a
9month’s I might be as well as when I arrived in Port Elizabeth! Is
10it too late for you to bring little George up here? He would be so set
11up for the coming months at PE. Of course I want you here, but I am
12also really thinking how good it would be for him. This is a very
13cheap place. They charge £17.10/- ^seven pounds ten shillings^ a month
14for each adult. Of course the nurse & children would cost much less
15there is plenty of room. I’ve spoken to Mrs Tompson. Just wire up if
16you can come. There are beautiful trees every where Cron & I have been
17out sitting under the trees all the morning.
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19 Haste to catch post.
20 Olive
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