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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: John & Mary Brown MSC 26/2.2.1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 30 April 1881
Address FromCockburn Hotel, Edinburgh
Address To66 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire
Who ToJohn Brown
Other VersionsRive 1987: 32
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The attached envelope provides the address it was sent to.
1 Cockburn Hotel
2 Edinburgh
3 Saturday Morning
5 My dear Dr. Brown
7 Thanks for letter & the information. It makes the temptation greater
8than ever, but I think I shall go through with the two years of
9nursing first. I'm so old now that two years won't make much
12 Thanks for having written to my brother.
14 I'm sorry I troubled you with telegram about my box this morning. Just
15after I sent it I went down again to the railway station, & after
16hunting about for half an hour we found it among the luggage that came
17by this morning's train. I found out that I had some one else's box at
20 Dr McDonald is out in the country so I've not been able to see
23 With kindest regards to all.
25 I remain,
26 Yours faithfully
27 Olive Schreiner
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.