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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 August 1904
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 Aug 3 / 04
4 Dear Friend
6 I feel sure I know what the trouble is. It is probably a matter in
7which you can’t be of any help, but I know how when one is anxious
8it is well to be as near as possible to all sources of news. But if
9you & Miss Greene can come up here next weeks all things are
10propitious. Our weather is at its finest. The best weather I have ever
11known in Hanover At the end of August or early in September we often
12have heavy rains, September is our unreadable rainy month, & the it
13will be bitterly cold & damp again. Mrs Van Zÿl can take you in now.
14I will get all my work done in the mornings so that the afternoons &
15evenings we can spend together.
17 Neta I told you had cancer. I shall have to take her down to Cape Town
18before the 7th of September to have it cut out (my return ticket
19expires on the 7th). If you could arrange to come here at once, & you
20might as well bake take a return ticket to Grahamestown (it will only
21cost about 10/- more than a return to Hanover as you will see in the
22time table) & then if you feel incline you & we might go for a few
23days to the Kowie. Cron has his free pass & I my return ticket so it
24will cost nothing
26^but the few days at MacDonald’s boarding house. Write & let me know.
27If you are ever coming to Hanover this is the best time.^
29Good bye
32 ^
33I’m so sorry Helen Greene can’t come out now. Then your hearts
34would be much more at rest here. But you must go to Europe before you
35can settle down here for good & all.
37 Olive^