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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 June 1899
Address FromJohannesburg, Transvaal
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. Schreiner was resident in Berea, Johannesburg, from December 1898 until late August 1899. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content.
1 My dear Friend
3 I’ve had a great treat this afternoon Miss Forest & Mrs Stratten &
4Miss Rush have just been out here. It was quite cheering to see their
5good sweet faces. They said they thought there was a chance of your
6coming up. I hope there is.
8 It’s lovely up here now & will do Miss Green good.
10 I am pregnant again but only in the very early stage. If I don’t
11have a miscarriage I shall be ill in January or February. I am going
12to try & take great care of myself that all may go well. The worst is
13I’m so stupid & lazy. I’m quite well, but so disinclined to work.
14I’d like to be a cow & lie in a big meadow & chew the cud all the
17 Do come, if you can because you know in the summer it’s too hot.
18 Olive