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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 February 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 has been written on in an unknown hand and is confirmed by content.
1 Hanover
2 Feb 8 / 05
4 Darling Friend
6 I am sitting alone in the new room, that wasn’t finished when you
7were here. Cron has just started on a fortnight’s trip to visit his
8constituents at Beaufort West & Prince Albert, & to go on to Cape Town
9to see his mother. He will be there just in time to go to the
10reception of President Steyn.
12 I am feeling very well & strong lately. We have had one tiny little
13shower of rain. It has not made the bushes green but it has relieved
14the tension in the air. Oh it is so good to think you are really
15coming out soon. I think the Browns are coming to stay at Tamboer’s
16Kloof in the same boarding house as I am if they can; perhaps if you
17come out you will join us for a little time & we shall be a goodly
20^Did I tell you I am going to join the Democratic Federation in Cape
21Town? Perhaps you would join too if you came & help us. I wonder if I
22could be of any help to your young sister if she comes out. I can help
23some people a good deal, & others not at all; its all just as it
24happens! I feel so drawn to her. ^
26 Olive
28 ^I have just got a letter from Con Lytton to tell me that Adela
little boy is born. I’m so glad it’s a boy because she
30wanted it but I’m done out of my little Olive Schreiner which was to
31have been its name if it had been a girl. OS^