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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/49
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1 October 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 Sep Oct 1st 1904
4 My dear Friend
6 I have just got your card saying you likely sail tomorrow. My heart as
7been unreadable bad & I have not been able to write any letters of
8introduction to my friends ^in England^. But you will have so much to
9see & do for a long time, you would not be able to use them for some
10time. I feel as if I had always a great ball of lead in my chest & yet
11it throbs though its so heavy.
13 Little Neta remains the same. I am so glad you are going, no one who
14does not belong to the 17th century would willingly live here I think
15unless they could live on a farm. I am sure your change will do you
16both much, & it may be that you will stay in Europe.
18 Good bye, my beloved friends. We are having fine weather now. My dear
19husband is well, & I think happy & busy with his work.
21 All good be with you both.
22 Olive