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Letter Reference Library of Parliament 24083 928 Sch/2
ArchiveLibrary of Parliament, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 September 1893
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToAlbert Hunt
Other VersionsRive 1987: 225-6
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1NEW COLLEGE EASTBOURNE LIMITED
2Eastbourne
3Sep 29 1893
4
5Dear Mr Hunt
6
7Thank you for all the trouble you have so kindly taken in writing. I
8enclose the cheque for the balance of the passage money. I shall be
9sending up my boxes early next week. Thank you very much for saying
10you would see they were all right. I shall sleep on Friday night in
11London to be ready to start by the 11. express for Southampton. If
12friends go with me, do they get their tickets from you, or at the
13railway station? I am very sorry you are not going to Southampton this week.
14
15Could you kindly send me a plan of the Dunottar Castle, as I want to
16show my Brother where my cabin is.
17
18I am so very sorry to hear about Mrs Hunt’s throat. I do hope she will
19try to get away this winter if only to Switzerland. If the doctor’s
20think Darvos would be good for her, I have two most delightful friends
21staying there a young ?L Captain & his wife both of whom suffer in the
22throat just as Mrs Hunt does, & I know they would both
23 ^
24do all they could to keep her from feeling lonely if she visits.
25Please let me know if at any time she should think of going & I will
26write to them.
27
28Yours sincerely
29Olive Schreiner^
30
Notation
This letter is written on printed headed notepaper. A version of this letter which joins together parts of two separate letters, omits sections of both, and also contains inaccuracies, is in Rive (1987: 225-6).

Letter Reference Library of Parliament 24083 928 Sch/3
ArchiveLibrary of Parliament, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: September 1893 ; Before End: October 1893
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToAlbert Hunt
Other VersionsRive 1987: 225-6
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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The Project is grateful to the Library of Parliament, Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections.
1Dear Mr Hunt
2
3Thank you more than I can say: it is really too good of you to have
4taken this trouble for me. I feel it so selfish that the officer
5should give up his ?kab cabin to me & go below; but it is n’t a case
6of seeking pleasure or enjoyment. I shall be so grateful to have it
7over in a fortnight.
8
9I am very glad I am going with Captain Robinson. He is my favourite of
10all the Captains. I went out with him four years ago. I don't suppose
11he remembers me, but he was wonderfully kind to me.
12
13Thank you so much. Please give my best & loving wishes for her good
14health to your wife. I don't know if I told you that I am going to buy
15a little farm up country - high up - & settle down there. If ever you
16do come out to the Cape you must both come & see me. I am sure Mrs
17Hunt made a mistake in not going high enough.
18
19Yours very sincerely,
20Olive Schreiner
21
22I shall send the cheque next week when I come to Town.
23
Notation
The content of this letter enables it to be dated as having been written in late September or early October 1893. A version of this letter which joins together parts of two separate letters, omits sections of both, and also contains inaccuracies, is in Rive (1987: 225-6).

Letter Reference Library of Parliament 24083 928 Sch/1
ArchiveLibrary of Parliament, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date27 September 1893
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToAlbert Hunt
Other Versions
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The Project is grateful to the Library of Parliament, Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections.
1New College,
2Eastbourne.
3Sep 27 / 93
4
5Dear Mr Hunt
6
7I enclose a cheque for £39 for the ticket (that’s right isn’t it?) & I
8shall be glad if you will send me lables. Also would you very kindly
9tell me how I am to address my boxes, which I shall send up by train
10form from here for the comp railway to ?devirer. Are they to be
11addressed to the Dunottar Castle, & wh how soon can I send them, I
12would like to send them off next Monday or Tuesday to have them off my
13mind. I lost two boxes when last I went out, ^they said they must have
14been wrongly addressed,^ so want to besure I’m doing right.
15
16Give my love to Mrs Hunt, & thank her much for her note.
17
18Yours sincerely
19Olive Schreiner
20
21Please cash the cheque at once as I shall be withdrawing my money next week.
22
23I want to take a couple of hundreds or £150 with me, on board. Can I
24pay it in at your office here, & draw it in Cape Town?
25
Notation
This letter is written on printed headed notepaper.

Letter Reference Library of Parliament 24083 928 Sch/4
ArchiveLibrary of Parliament, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: September 1893 ; Before End: October 1893
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToAlbert Hunt
Other Versions
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the Library of Parliament, Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections.
1New College,
2Eastbourne.
3
4Dear Mr Hunt
5
6I sent off yesterday 5 packages.
7
82 tin trunks, 1^wooden^ packing case, & one 1 canvas covered large
9wooden box, & deck chair.
10
11They promised here they would be delivered at the docks without fail
12this evening (Wednesday).
13
14Two other packages for the cabin are also being sent straight to the
15ship. One a large picture & the other a small parcel or box, but I
16don’t know when these will arrive. Thanks much for offer about
17compartment in train, ^but^ I do not yet know how many of my friends are
18going. A party will have breakfast with me on Saturday morning at
19Morleys, but I don’t know how many will go on with me to Southampton.
20
21Yours with many thanks
22Olive Schreiner
23
Notation
This letter is written on printed headed notepaper. Its content enables it to be dated as having been written in later September or early October 1893.

Letter Reference Library of Parliament 24083 928 Sch/5
ArchiveLibrary of Parliament, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: September 1893 ; Before End: October 1893
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Address To
Who ToAlbert Hunt
Other Versions
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
Legend
The Project is grateful to the Library of Parliament, Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections.
1New College,
2Eastbourne.
3Wednesday
4
5My dear Mr Hunt
6
7Will you kindly send me to Morleys Hotel Trafalgar Sq, six coupons for
8friends going with me to Southampton. ^I sleep at Morleys tomorrow^
9
10Yours sincerely
11Olive Schreiner
12
Notation
This letter is written on printed headed notepaper. Its content enables it to be dated as having been written in late September or early October 1893.