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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold3/1904/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 25 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 Monday night
2 Hanover
3 Jan 25 / 04
5 Dear Friend
7 Thank you for your sweet letter. Oh what should I do without you &
8Miss Greene.
10 Yes, if Cron goes to Parliament perhaps I will be able to come & join
11you somewhere. Perhaps we could go to Kat River, Miss Greene knows how
12beautiful it is, & I’ll show you all the places I played in when I
13was a child. I have always thought it would be so beautiful to go
14there with someone I loved
16 The doctor says what I have had has not been typhoid, it has been
17severe influenza with heart & kidney symptoms. Such a funny thing
18happened to me the other day, I got up from the bed feeling very
19dizzie & went to light the stove to make my self some tea, I

22 Good night, dear one. I do hope you are really getting stronger.
23 Olive
25 ^It is pouring with rain here.^
27 ^Cron says the people don’t seem to know how to do enough for him. He
28is having a very good time. He is in Beaufort now at the Kriels, but
29goes to Prince Albert Rd on the 29th. I will send you his speech^