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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/19
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 August 1898
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 date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 Dear Friend
3 Thanks so much for your wire. Cron can’t leave till the 2nd he says,
4& I don’t like him to be here alone with no one to do the little I
5can. So we shan’t be leaving till then: & perhaps I shall get better
6by that time & not need the change. I’ll wire to you when we are
7really ready to start if we do. I sometimes think I must have a kind
8of chronic fever, that keeps on week after week. I don’t get any
11 Good bye, dear. Thank you.
12 Olive