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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJune 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 name of the addressee is surmised from content. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
9The news from Africa is simply paralyzing me. I would go to Africa by
10the next steamer, but I couldn’t get to Cron. I should only have to
11lie alone ill at the Grand Hotel at Muizenberg as I did the last
12summer I was there, spending much more than I do here, & helping no one.
14What I am writing is to ask you if you will take charge of a little
15portmanteau & ^small^ tin box of mine full of papers & M.S. & all the
16little valuables & money I have. I don’t like taking them about with
17me while I am in this state.
19Give my love to my darling Boy Oliver Oh why must I live on & these
20beautiful young lives be cut down.