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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/14
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 March 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
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.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
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4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
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7My dear old Brother
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9I did enjoy the drive yesterday & seeing you, & Dot, but it’s
10pitiful seeing you bothe so unfit. Our girl will need building up for
11some time with strong light broth if she can take it, & things of that
12kind. I’m glad the servants are so fond of her, & good.
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14You don’t know how I prized your birthday letter, dear, I’ll
15always keep it.
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17A word of love is more value to me now than times were once!
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19The drive did me good. It’s the first time I’ve been right out of
20London for 6 months. I’m going down to Eastbourne for a day soon to
21put some violets on Freds grave. He gave me a bunch he’d picked
22himself the day after I came to England, & told me he liked them
23better than any other flowers. And I’m going to give a little bunch
24back to him. It was just about this time of year when I arrived.
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26Good bye dear.
27Olive
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