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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 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.
1 Hanover
2 Jan 12 / 04
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4 Dear Friend
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6 The potatoes have come so quickly & well. Thank you so much. Your wire
7was very sweet to me this morning. To know you were thinking me seemed
8just like some one putting their dear hand softly on your heart. I am
9a little better since yesterday. My unreadable is so unreadable I seem
10in such a dream
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12 Jan 22nd Dear friend I find this letter half written in my desk, so I
13can never have written to thank you for the potatoes, which were so
14very welcome. Thanks for the reply paid ?wire of yesterday. I shall
15not now leave Hanover because the last three days I am much better I
16shall shall soon be strong enough to go out & help look after the
17other people a little: & I wouldn’t like to leave them now in all
18their sorrow. Two children died this week in one family, & three grown
19up women are not expected to live, one young married woman whose baby
20is only a month old. Her poor young husband is terribly cut up.
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22 I do hope you are better. Good bye, my dear love to you both.
23 Love to you both
24 Olive
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26Cron is at P.A. Rd today. He says he had a splendid time at Prince
27Albert. All the people so loving & kind there, & the town full of
28roses & fruit. He says the Hotel there is very comfortable. So you &
29Miss Greene might try it someday. Perhaps when Cron is in Parliament
30we might all three go there, & Mrs Charles Molteno & the children & we
31would have a good time.
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33Olive
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