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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 25 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.
231 The Park
6Dear old Man
8Thank you for your letter which only came by the last post yesterday.
9Thanks for the gift, dear. I will spend on on massage & the doctor.
10But you have now so many calls upon you, you ought hardly to sent it.
12I heard what a wicked old baby you had been, first freezing your feet
13& then putting them into hot water; it might really have been very
14very serious for one with your unsatisfactory circulation. I am still
15anxious to know how it goes, & hope Dot will send me a Post Card.
17My dear boy Jack, left me on Thursday. I had a letter from him to-day
18saying he has quite made up his mind to go to the Cape as soon as the
19war is over, & I must please try to make arrangements for his going
20onto a farm there. I should like him to stay for a year on some good
21farm before he buys any ground for himself.
23Don’t over work dear if you can help it. I do wish you could have
24massage from such a wonderful person as I’ve got. She only comes
25twice a week, but the relief she gives me is wonderful.
27I’m afraid I can’t come tomorrow, but ^the^ next Sunday I hope I
28shall be flourishing.
30Thank you dear old Man for your loving words, your old little sister
33^Return enclosed cutting please.^