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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 8 April 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Monday
3 Dear Friend
5 I’m so sorry Pompey is dead. Tell Miss M I got the whole £20.
7 There was a scare today again at 5 o’clock that the Boers were just
8outside the town, town guard called out &c &c. A man just outside the
9village was said to have been fired on by the Boers. I deeply hope
10they will not attack this place, they have nothing to gain by it, &
11the suffering & loss of life will be great.
13 Good bye dear. One’s head seems always always to ache so now-a-days.
15 Olive
17 Oh its just awful fancy its three months & more since I went for a
18walk. When I look at the koppjes & think who nice it would be to go &
19lie half a day on the top I could just cry. I want to get away from
20the village & the people then my head would leave ^off aching.^