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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/3
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 January 1905
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.
1 Hanover
2 Jan 21st 1905
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4 Dear Friend
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6 Mrs Reitz sent me this card, she says they are very nice people & will
7h introduce you to others if you call on them. She has written to them.
8 I am so very glad you had such a happy time at your brother Percy’s
9His wife attracts me more than any other of your relations or
10connections that I have seen. I love those dry reserved Scotch women;
11if once they do get to love you their love is worth having. It’s
12curious how many of my friends both men & women have been of that hard
13Scotch type. It has a great fascination for me. I feel so much happier
14about you since you had that happy time
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16^there. We have to be in Cape Town on the 10th of March when Parliament
17opens. My darling boy needs the change, he is looking very tired &
18over worked. All goes well with me, & the family. Have you read Ed
19Carpenter’s
new book the art of creation? If not get it, you will
20enjoy it much. ^
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22 Olive
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Notation
The book referred to is: Edward Carpenter (1904) The Art of Creation London: George Allen.