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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 March 1902
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToKenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
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 name of the addressee and the address this letter was sent to are provided by an attached envelope, which has been opened and passed by the military censor.
1 Hanover
2 March 20 / 02
4 Dear Friend
6 It was good to see your handwriting again. All goes with us as usual.
7Perhaps Cron may get a pass from the military, he has again applied
8for one, come & come down & spend some months at his mother’s at
9Rondebosch. I am glad he is going for the life here is too lonely &
10ungilded & ^is^ very depressing.
12 The You must miss Mrs Murray & the children much. Do you ever see Fan,
13she ^is^ at St James now.
15 It is reported in the papers Rhodes is dying, but I do not for one
16moment believe it. Bro’ Fox I think wants an excuse for going away
17to England to get away from unpleasantness here I think. Cron believes
18he is dying: I don’t. I hope very much he will not die now.
20 ^Isn’t it time for Cartwright to come home?^
22 The two dogs & the meerkat are well. I’m copying out my long novel
23by bits as I’m able & will send you some to read when I’m half
24through. My hands & feet are very much swollen, & walking is almost
25impossible to me further than just about the house to do my house work.
26 Thank Miss Greene for her letter. I was so glad to get it.
28 Olive
'My long novel' refers to From Man to Man.