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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold3/1917/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 March 1917
Address From19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, 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. Schreiner was resident in Adam Street from the end of December 1916 to the end of March 1917.
1Dear Laddie
3Thank you for your dear old note. I am sorry I wrote as I did, but I
4am completely broken down the stone in the kidney being even worse
5than the heart. I was just feeling at the worst of everything when my
6landlady came in & said she would want my room at the end of the week.
7I just felt in despair as I am too ill to go about looking for rooms.
8But my doctor told me of a place where on her recommendation they
9would take me. They are too expensive for me to keep but I shall go in
10there on Monday, till I am well enough to look about. With a German
11name it is practically impossible to get rooms. Poor young Biet I
12often think of him.
14Good bye my dear Laddie.
16I will be here till next Monday my address will then be 9 Porchester
17Place, nr Edgware Rd.
19^Much love to you & Fan^
22You will have heard that it is young Jan Bisset Jim Bisset’s only
23son not who was killed. He was shot by accident on his way home. They
24say poor Jim Bisset seems almost out of his mind. He seems to have no
25hold on life left.
27Its such a comfort to me to know you & Fan are in London even if I
28don’t often see you.
30^I have some letters from the Cape but none from Cron. He writes
31regularly every week so it must be lost.^