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Letter ReferenceLibrary 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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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.
3Sep 29 1893
5Dear Mr Hunt
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.
15Could you kindly send me a plan of the Dunottar Castle, as I want to
16show my Brother where my cabin is.
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.
28Yours sincerely
29Olive Schreiner^
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).