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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 November 1897
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToGirls Collegiate School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
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 name of the addressee and the address this letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope.
1 The Homestead
2 Nov 12 / 97
4 I enclose for you & Miss Greene rather a good leader on the vote
5question from the Kimberly Advertiser. I am surprised it should have
6had the courage to take such a stand on the question.
8 All is going very well with us. I have such a good servant a Hottentot
9boy from Port Elizabeth. I’ve never been able to find where my dear
10little ?Gangelleynay has gone to since I came back. Cron sends his
11love to you. I am working again copying out & finally correcting my
12Stray Thoughts articles.
14 Hearty love to you, dear one. If ever I get my big novel copied out,
15perhaps we’ll buy a big farm & perhaps you & Miss Green will come &
16open a big school there.
18 Olive
The enclosed cutting is no longer attached. The 'Stray Thoughts' essays were those originally published pseudonymously as by 'A Returned South African'. Although prepared for book publication, a dispute with a US publisher and the South African War (1899-1902) prevented this. They and some other essays were posthumously published as Thoughts on South Africa.