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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 5 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.
1Sunday night
2
3Alexi
431 The Park
5Hampstead
6
7Dear old Man
8
9Thank you for your letter. It came in very handy to a small person
10sitting here alone in snow.
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12Will you please address the enclosed to Oliver, be sure to send it. I
13^haven’t^ written to him for some time as he has so many letters to
14write. But tonight I felt I must write just to tell him how I loved &
15thought of him.
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17On Tuesday afternoon my old friend Sir Bryan Donkin is coming to see
18me & examine me & then he is going to put my case in the hands of a
19man called Spence of Portland Place whom he thinks a very good doctor
20I must try & do something. If only one could go like the old man &
21Fred, & not have that last long fight like Ettie. Its so terrible to
22be a burden on everyone & no good in the world. I seem to think of
23Ettie night & day. Oh if I could have done more for her.
24
25The snow here is rather terrible but looks beautiful unreadable
26
27Love to you dear, old man. Is there any hope of the you boy coming
28back for a few days at the end of next month I wonder.
29Olive
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31If Oliver is coming back at once give him the letter when he comes But
32I fear he’s not.
33