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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold2/1903/15
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 August 1903
Address FromPO Uitkÿk, Frasersburg Road, Western Cape
Address ToSandown, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 Aug 6 / 03
2 P.O. Uitkyk
4 Dear Mrs Molteno
6 Rather late in the day I am writing to tell you how sorry I was I
7couldn’t come to lunch to see more of you all. I meant to leave
8before Friday, but afterwards stayed to hear the debate.
10 Please remember me very kindly to your mother & sister I should like
11to have seen more of you all.
13 Miss Greene & Miss Molteno left on Wednesday for Port Elizabeth on
14Wednesday & I am alone as a sparrow upon a house top.
16 Wasn’t dear old Merriman’s speech good. I wish we could add on
17fifty years to his life.
19 Most sincerely yours
20 Olive Schreiner