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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/50
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 24 March 1915
Address From15 Carlingford Road, 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. Schreiner was resident in Carlingford Road from January to March 1915.
1 Monday
3 Dear Laddie
5 Thank you for your gift. I hardly like to take it now.
7 My landlady has just given me notice to leave at the end of the week.
8God knows where I shall find a room. Life is so desolate & terrible
9that for the first time since I was born, I have often felt during the
10last year that would be best to end my own life. It is only the
11thought of the trouble it would cause you & Cron, & the feeling that
12one must fight to the end end that keeps me.
14 Good bye dear.
15 Your little sister
16 Olive