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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/42
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 October 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 and content.
1 Hanover
2 Oct 6 / 05
4 Dear Friend
6 I am so glad you two are having such a good time a Dieppe. I have so
7wished to know more of France. I know well only Paris & the country
8round & the quite south. I spent once a very delightful winter at
9Clarens on the lake of Geneva. I wonder if if you will go there. My
10brother Will & the Pethick-Lawrences arrived by last Tuesday’s
11steamer. The Lawrences are coming to Hanover to see me in two weeks
12time; won’t that be lovely for me. The dear Purcells are to arrive
13here too next week for a few days. The Government has asked if I will
14stand act on the Hanover School Board as a government ?nominey when
15the great new school boards come into being all over the country at
16the end of the year & I have said I will. The new education act that
17was passed last year will make all things educational quite different
18in this colony.
20 We are thinking of starting a big first class boarding school here (we
21have only a second class now) & I have wondered sometimes if this new
22order of things might open work you would like for yourself & Miss
. I do hope you have heard something of the PO order. fr
25^You seem not to get so many of my letters, & Miss Greene too & my
26letters to no one else go astray. Do they perhaps get mislaid by the
27servants at Harston? The PO order as I told you in my last was made
28payable at Cambridge Post Office: & my letter to you containing it was
29registered I think but I can’t find the registered counterfoil. Find
30out if anyone cashed it at Cambridge. ^
32 Olive