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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 February 1914
Address FromGrand Hotel, Alassio, Italy
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 in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Le Grand Hotel et D’Alassio
3Riviera, Italie
5Dear old Man,
7I expect the deported men arrived in England on Sunday but I’ve not
8yet had news of it. I don’t think its my distance makes South
9African affairs look so dark to me.
11Ol writes me that you will be in England early in April.
13I wanted so to be there just to have a look at you when you landed.
14But Alice Corthorn wants to take a holiday & come & see me in Florence
15& she says she can’t come till the middle of April. That will make
16it near the end of April before I get to London. I hope you will come
17in the Edinburgh Castle, theres no steamer like it.
19I leave for Florence on Sunday. I shrink curiously from the thought of
20going. The weather there is very trying at this year & I am so utterly
21alone there: but it may all turn out much better than I expect. I am
22feeling all right again.
24It was Jan Smuts all over to try & “get out” of the difficulty by
25quietly shipping off the men. But the stern facts of life can’t
26always be “shipped off.”!
28Good bye dear.
31Have the doctors ever told you to try Urodonal? Its the most wonderful
32remedy for all conditions in which there is an excess of uric acid in
33the system, gout, exemas, &c &c Its doing me wonderful good.
35^I long so to be back in England among my friends.^