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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/4
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 January 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. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Jan 9th 1904
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3 Darling Friend
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5 Did you get the letter I sent with the cheque? I addressed to
6Kenilworth care Dr Murray. I have been very ill since I came back, I
7have written to my sister Mrs Lewis to send me a nurse up if I am not
8better next Monday. I don’t know what it is I am, quite light headed
9somehow & can eat nothing. It’s all like a dream that beautiful time
10in Cape Town with you all.
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12 Good bye dear one. The very thought of you & Miss Greene is such joy &
13comfort to me. That is the wealth one has had in life all the
14beautiful souls one has known
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16 I feel so happy dear Major Marriott is dead. He seems always near me.
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18 Olive
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