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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/49
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 December 1899
Address Fromna
Address ToGirls Collegiate School, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 content.
1 This is by a young ^English^ officer a friend of mine. There are many
2good earnest men among the English soldiers (God bless them) who feel
3this war as wicked as we do. Return to me. It is only for yourself &
4Miss Molteno, don’t show to any one else.
6 Olive
This short letter is written on the back of a printed verse, 'A Litany of Glory', signed 'by an English officer'; Schreiner has written 'Private' on it.