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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/53
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date31 December 1909
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToJulie Brown
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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.
1 Matjesfontein
2 Dec 31st 1909
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4 Darling Julie
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6 I send a note for your friend who I know will be spending tomorrow
7with you.
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9 I’m very sick, dear, much worse than I was in Cape Town. Your friend
10mustn’t be too sorry about her father He might have lived through
11long years of agony, dying slowly; & that would be worse. I’m always
12so glad my father dropped with out that.
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14 Good bye, dear little Julie You are realizing the life I once thought
15would be mine of always helping to lessen physical suffering. One of
16the two great mistakes I have made which have made my life useless,
17was that I didn’t stick on at the Edinburgh Infirmary, if I had died
18there it wouldn’t have mattered – it would still have been better.
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20 I’m glad you’ve got Elise to love you.
21 Olive
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