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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 4 April 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, London
Address To
Who ToMay Murray Parker nee Murray
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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
231 The Park
3Hampstead
4Tuesday
5
6Thank you, dear, for your letter & your husband’s. Thank him much for
7the address & all the trouble he has taken for me. The dentist thinks
8I have still a large bit of tooth left in my jaw; that may be causing
9all the pain. I’m going to have it removed before I go to the Doctor,
10as it may really be only that.
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12I am glad you have good news of George: but it is those in East Africa
13who are going I fear to have the hardest time. Jan Smuts is no General
14like Botha.
15
16I suppose the bees are beginning to wake up now? I wonder if you’ve
17found the winter very long & dark even in your dear sweet little home?
18
19I met Mrs Greathead at tea at my brothers again. She is such a sweet
20natural woman, is quite unworldly. She is coming up to have tea with
21me ^this week^. She says her father lives 30 miles from Llandrindod. I’m
22always advising people to go to dear Llandrindod & to Dr Parker; so I
23hope some of them will turn up next summer. I think that Hotel just
24opposite you is the nicest, don’t you?
25
26I’m glad to hear from your husband that Ollie flourishes still. Have
27he & Tim really made friends, I wonder, I often think of poor Tim,
28I’ve so sorry for him. I wonder if Ruth is still thinking of taking to
29farm-ing? I suppose there’s no chance of your coming to town again
30this spring?
31
32Have you heard that Dr Purcell has been so very seriously ill. They
33think he will have to spend next winter up in the Karroo to escape the damp.
34
35Good Good bye
36Loving greetings
37Olive Schreiner
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