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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/74
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 October 1914
Address FromThe Windsor, 61 & 62 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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Legend
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 name of the addressee is indicated by content. The letter is on embossed notepaper.
1The Windsor
261 & 62 Lancaster Gate, W
3
4Dear Have you news of Ol. I think of him in this damp & cold which
5Cape People can’t generally stand.
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7I shall likely be here till Saturday then I hope to move to to a
8private Hotel in George Street which will be warmer. If you address to
9Adela’s care, don’t put mine inside hers as she will be away till
10Monday. She was to go tomorrow to see poor Mrs Earle whose son married
11to Lady Loch’s daughter has gone off to the front. Her eldest son
12was killed at Margers-fontein, & Adela says she’s quite broken. Ol
13is hardly ever out of my thoughts. I hope you’ll come up to London
14for a little time before you leave.
15
16Cron has made a great mistake. I asked him if ever he cabled to me to
17cable to Oliver’s care Trinity College – thinking Ol was the only
18one of the family who was a fixture!! He’s just the one who isn’t
19a fixture. And Cron made a mistake he thinks I asked him to send his
20letters to me to Oliver. I said clearly cables if he was ill or wanted
21me to come.
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23Could you dear, make any arrangement by which letters sent to me to
24his care could by the college people be sent on to me.
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26I’m so anxious for Cape news.
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28Good bye dear. I’m not happy about our Bill.
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30Good bye, love to Ursie.
31Olive
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