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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter DateTuesday 29 August 1899
Address FromKarree Kloof, Kran Kuil, Northern Cape
Address ToGirls Collegiate School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Who ToBetty Molteno
Other VersionsRive 1987: 376
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The month and year are provided by the postmark on this postcard, with the name of the addressee and address it was sent to on its front.
1 Karree Kloof
2 Via Kran Kuil
3 Tuesday the 29th
5 We got here last night after a most glorious drive in a cart with four
6horses all day. This is a lovely place, oh so sweet & peaceful, with
7kopjes all round, & clear blue sky, & ostriches & animals.
8Johannesburg seems like a nightmare. I heard some very hopeful
9political news in Bloemfontein. We are not without friends in high
12 I am going to sleep now. I feel I could sleep all the time.
14 Love to you both
15 Olive
Rive?s (1987) version omits part of this postcard.