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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateApril 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
7Dear old Man
9Im so sorry about all this trouble. Do have all your water & milk
10boiled in the flat. Take care of my old brother, you don’t know what
11you are to me, dear, the last family I have in the world. Its the
12awful solitariness of age when you are childless that is so terrible.
13The old passes away.
15I’ve just got a letter from poor Mrs Liddle to say they have news
16her son-in-law Captain Coultard is lying wounded at Bologne: & his
17wife is lying ill here expecting a little baby, & cant go to him.
18Especially when one lives alone as I do, & must think continually life
19seems a nightmare.
21Good bye dear