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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold5/1898/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 30 March 1898
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address ToGirls Collegiate School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Who ToBetty Molteno
Other VersionsRive 1987: 328
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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 address it was sent to. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 Wednesday
3 Dear Friend
5 The Doctor won’t let me go near the coast, so we are going up to
6Johannesburg to stay with the Lloyds, as the doctor says I must go
7somewhere. We leave this Monday afternoon the 4th; get to Johannesburg
8Wednesday morning. Will you & Miss Greene not come up too. Do. Do. Do!
9We can go to Pretoria & see Oom Paul. I want to go to Amajuba too so
10much. It will make all the difference to me if you are there. Somehow
11I dread this visit somewhat, & if you are there a great load will be
12lifted off me. You’ll be as good as the big waves at the Kowie.
13We’ve been seen a good deal of Rudyard Kipling the last days. He’s
16 Olive
Rive's (1987) version of this letter omits part of it.