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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 July 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 provided by an attached envelope which has no address or stamp.
1 Dear Friends
3 I will come along at 2 o’clock & bring two fresh bottles of milk & a
4few provisions for the road, so don’t trouble about getting them
5there. I think my milk man is sure to come in time. Then I will go
6down to the station & see about your tickets, & talk to the station
7master, about if possible getting you a carriage to yourself. There
8may be no crush tomorrow but I cannot help feeling anxious. One is
9sitting now expecting to hear the thunder clap, which however may not
10come. I will bring a little extra rug which you need not trouble to
11send back as we have plenty. I think you ought to get take some brandy
12in the train. Its better than getting it at the stations where it’s
13bad. I am only afraid of Miss Greene’s taking cold in the train. If
14she does not I’m sure she will be better for the journey.
16 Olive