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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold2/1903/23
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 October 1903
Address FromHanover, Northern 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 name of the addressee of this letter is indicated by salutation and content.
1 Hanover
2 Oct 12 / 03
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4 Dear
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6 Your description of the place seems like paradise. But you must not, &
7dare not pass Hanover without coming here. If the worst comes go to
8the hotel for a couple of days. There has a strange apathy come over
9the people here. Perhaps it is different in other places. Our social
10condition is not happy. I’ve tried every where in the place to get
11some one to take Miss Hobhouse. A year ago a dozen would have rushed
12at the chance. Now no one is willing. Each one has an excuse.
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14 I shall perhaps have to go down to Cape Town just for a couple of days
15this month, near the end. Don’t pretend that is the time you have to
16pass If you can only wait at Aliwal till December we shall have some
17vegetables.
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19 Good bye dear one.
20 Olive
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