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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 March 1906
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. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1 Cronwright-Schreiner & Meyer
2 Law and Estate Agents.
3 Auctioneers, &c,
4 Hanover and De Aar
6 Cronwright-Schreiner,
7 Law, Estate and General Agent
9 Harold L. Meyer, J.P.,
10 Attorney and Notary.
11 Telegrams: "Schreiner"
13 Hanover,
14 Cape Colony
16 March 16 / 06
18 My darling Friend
20 Letter-writing, real letter writing, not just a word to say one is
21alive seems to me always harder & harder. If I really wrote to you all
22that is my heart I should write a curiously long letter. One thing
23that I am very glad to hear is that you are better. What has the
24Doctor thought was the matter & how has he treated it. By massage?
25That’s the the one thing I really believe in.
27 //There’s no political news to give you of South Africa that you
28won’t get from the papers. I suppose you get the S.A. News regularly,
29 such as it is. Freemantle is standing for Uitenhage again, & I hope
30he will get in as he’s sound on the woman questions. And as are all
31imperialists now (God save the King!) our views are not of much
32importance in other directions.
34^I send you a letter I got from dear old Malan today. It was his
35birthday on the 12th of this month. ^
37 Its getting cool here the last two days, & I’m coming back to life
38with the cool weather. I wonder where & how you & Miss Molteno will
39ultimately settle down. It can only be in South Africa if you get rid
40of all the old war ideas. We are all imperialists now!
42 Good bye my darling friend
43 Olive