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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1905
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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Legend
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 year of this letter and the name of the addressee have been written on in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere. The beginning of the letter is missing.
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3 I enclose a letter to introduce you to the Lawrences. If you can’t go
4to see them still post it.
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6 I had such a pleasant happy little experience coming down on the train
7from Johannesburg. There were two or three teachers in my crowded
8carriage. Some of the new English teachers they have got out for the
9schools there. They are only elementary teachers, most of them were
10boardschool teachers in England but it was so delightful to be with
11them. It seemed like the old days in England. They were so sorry to
12lose me in the evening, & shook hands so lovingly with me, & hoped we
13should meet again. Those four days in Johannesburg & Pretoria were so
14delightful to me; because I felt my heart could still go out to people
15just like it used to & theirs to me. If only you feel it’s the old
16world still existing somewhere it’s all right.
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18 Edward Carpenter sent me his new book the other day called the Art of
19Creation
. I think you would like it get it if you can.
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21 My darling Adela Villiers is not well. Her baby ought to be born the
2212th of this month, but she was in such a condition the doctors feared
23she might not run her time.
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25 ^I got such a nice note from dear old Cartwright which I enclose. It’s
26such an interesting photo he sends me of the spot where the war began
27in America. I am so glad over the victory of the Japs. It may not be a
28good thing for them but it may be the saving of Russia & will teach
29all fair skinned folk to leave off talking of the darker as "inferior
30races."^
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Notation
The enclosed letter and note are no longer attached. The book referred to is: Edward Carpenter (1904) The Art of Creation London: George Allen.