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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/43
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 October 1905
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 7th 1905
4 Dear Friend
6 I got your post card from Geneva to day. I wonder if you will go to
7see Clarens on the other side of the lake where I once spent a winter.
8Switzerland is much more beautiful in the depth of winter than in
9summer. No one who has not seen it in its mantle of snow & ice can
10dream what it looks like. I think Miss Molteno will get quite strong
13 Dear, I’ve had such a lovely time. The two Lawrences have been here
14for five days, & the Purcells too! The Lawrences left yesterday for
15the Victoria Falls but return here in a fortnight, & are going to take
16me with them for a few days change to Cradock were I shall go & see
17the little farm I love so. They are so sweet & delightful. The dear
18old Purcells
are still here, but leave unreadable in four days for
19Cape Town. It has been splendid to have them. They stay at another
20little hotel here (the one you were in has been burnt down) & say as
21do the Lawrences that they have been most comfortable. You & Miss
would like it: it has a long row of sunny rooms quite
23dis-connected with the house opening onto a verandah; so perhaps, some
24day, you’ll come too. It is a bitterly cold windy day today here. We
25have had a big fire this evening & Cron & the Purcells & I have been
26sitting round it. I wish so much you two could be here too, though I
27know its nicer in Italy. I do hope you’ll get this letter all right.
28Have you heard if the PO order for Miss Molteno yet. Please make
29inquiries in Cambridge
. I made it payable in Cambridge instead or
30Harsden because I didn’t know if there was a post office there.
32 Good bye.
33 Olive