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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 21 March 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, 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.
1Alexi
2The Park
3Hampstead
4Tuesday
5
6My dear Laddie
7
8It was not for nothing that I was depressed all day on Saturday. I am
9not generally a depressed person, that dead sort of heavy depression
10doesnt generally rest on me. On Saturday night I had to get out of bed
11pain or no pain & pace about to try & shake it; I felt as if something
12bad was happening. I thought of Cron & of Oliver and then I kept
13wondering how you were, but never supposing things were realy so
14serious. You must have suffered so much, dear, the toe is like the
15thumb, so fearfully sensitive; full of nerves. I do hope you had a
16good surgeon to remove it, there are men now in London who have had so
17much practise in removing limbs ^&c^ they must be practically perfect My
18mind is not at all at rest yet about this thing. I am going to wire
19Dot first thing in the morning. The office is closed now.
20
21Oh Will you are all family that is left me; do take care of yourself.
22
23Your little sister
24Olive
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