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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 December 1915
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, 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.
130 St Mary Abbotts Terrace
2Kensington
3London
4W.
5
6My dear old Man
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8I am so glad to hear that not only is there a chance of the boy coming
9home soon, but the girls will be with you too. I hope the old Man will
10feel quite heartened up.
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12I am flourishing. Alice has kindly let me have the room on on the top
13floor, very nice & airy by but a bit of a climb. I have my lunch ^food^
14send in in a mysterious little “box”, which is a good idea! & I
15pay the servant one pound six a month to clean my room & bring up my
16coals, so it doesn’t add to Alices work troubles. She also has no
17cook & gets “box” food! She had a bad throat; but is much better.
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19London air is heaven after the oppressive white fog of Bude.
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21Alles ten besten
22Olive
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