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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/43
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 26 November 1899
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
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. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. The address the letter was written from is indicated by content.
1 Sunday afternoon
3 Dear Friend
5 I think a great fight is going on today near Kimberley. I cannot say
6whether right will win one, but it will one day, & that day not 15 or
720 years ahead.
9 I have been up for the last ten nights with want of breath, but got
10out the day before yesterday & went & sat on the rocks at Sea Point
11where we sat once long ago.
13 The Bay is full of great ships here as it has never been in the memory
14of man. One remembers the Spanish Armada. I passed your brother
15Charles’s wife at the station. Such a sweet sensitive, sympathetic
16face. One would like to save her from all pain & sorrow through life.
18^I’m looking forward so much to your coming next month. ^
19 Olive
21 I feel quite sure your brother James was absolutely correct as to what
22the Governor said. He has said things on the same line but much
23stronger to friends of mine.