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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/206/122
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: June 1919 ; Before End: December 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToJan Smuts
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. It was written after Will Schreiner’s death at the end of June 1919.
1 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgware Rd
3 Saturday
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5 Dear Jan
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7 Thank you for your letter. Let me know by telephone if ever you can
8come. It would be a bitter disappointment to me if I were out. My
9telephone no is 6506 Paddington.
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11 Don’t over work yourself & kill yourself as my brother did. People
12with our dispositions are driven on at full speed as long as the
13propeller works – then suddenly it breaks. The most terrible thing
14is to live on when the passionate will & desire to work are there - &
15the machine won’t. Take care of yourself, dear, before its too late.
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17 Yours ever
18 Olive
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