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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 8 June 1911
Address FromVictoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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. The date has been written on this letter as 9 June in an unknown hand, although the relevant Thursday was 8 June. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Victoria Falls Hotel,
2 Zambesi,
3 S.A.
4 Thursday night
6 We leave tomorrow early, dear, this is our last night. I think I was
7never so sorry to leave a place. I have a stick in my heart when I
8think I shall never see the Falls again. I have never had the same
9feeling to any material object a mountain or river – much as I have
10loved many – I seem to feel a kind of personal relation to it. Its
11alive, not dead. We have had a splendid time in all ways. On Wednesday
12Tuesday morning we had a rather great experience which I will leave
13Fan & the girls to tell you of. Curiously enough it only makes me love
14the Falls more.
16 This afternoon we went to Livingstone by train, had tea at the club, &
17came back for our last look at the Falls
19 I’m so splendidly well dear. I’m simply astonished at myself.
21 Good bye
22 Olive