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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 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 name of the addressee and the address this letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope. The addressee is also indicated by salutation and content.
1 The Homestead
2 Aug 28th 1898
4 Dear Friend
6 I would have left this morning, but did not feel well enough. Now Cron
7thinks he will get the election work done & perhaps come on to Port
8Elizabeth with me.
10 I am will write wire before we leave. I shall love very much to stay
11under your roof, if you are quite sure it won’t trouble you. The
12?Whytes have wired to ask us to stay there but I want so much to be
13with you, as I may be only a few days & I can see you & Miss Greene in
14all the little odd moments which I can’t if I’m away.
16 Your brother ^James^ passed here this morning. Cron went to the station
17at eight to meet him. He seemed in very high spirits. Perhaps Cron is
18going to help him & the others in the campagne at Fryburg, which will
19come to an end with the election on the 12 5th of Sep, the last
20election. We are waiting to get his wire as to whether Cron is needed
21to help up there, if he says yes I will come down alone. Things all
22seem in such a muddle & maze now I am unfit, I can’t plan out things
23sharp & fast. Isn’t it splendid about Merriman & the Aliwal election
24too? I am so thankful Crewe did not get in.
26 Olive
28 ^I will wire certainly the morning we start from here. Olive^