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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/52
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Kensington Place Mansions & Hotel,
2 De Vere Gardens, W.
4 Dear Laddie
6 I enclose a letter I have just got I have not answered it. I do not
7see why because you are the High Commissioner for South Africa every
8Tom, Jack, & Harry should think you are an employment agent.
10 But I send the letter to you that you can write to the woman if you
11think fit. The writer of the letter is Mrs Sydney Webb I hope this
12weather is not trying you much. It’s playing me pretty low down. I
13have a theory that a close analysis would should that the vast masses
14of explosions let lose in war, do infect the atmosphere at great
15distances. I just can’t breath even in the top of a bus.
17 I wonder what you think of this reconstruction of the government. I am
18afraid it will lead to tremendously increased evils at the end of the
19war - & its the "after the war" I dread most for all the nations –
20but I may be wrong.
22 Your little sister
23 Olive
25 It makes me perfectly sick to think of what might have happened to our
26girl last week.