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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/68
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 9 Porchester Place,
2 Edgware Rd
3 Thursday
5 My dear old Brother
7 Thank you so much about the trouble you took about my thing, & yet
8more for your letter. I would have written as soon as I got it; but
9this fog unreadable choked me off pretty considerably. I’m better
12 Of course you couldn’t take any of Fred’s things neither could I:
13but seeing them all seemed to unnerve me: I felt as if I couldn’t
14let them go. I have such a curious clinging to material things
15connected with those I love. They seem alive to me. Of course its
18 I’m so glad you are a bit better. You must take care of yourself
19dear, & have the fires & nourishment you need. Its foolish to let a
20person get ill on whom so much depends.
22 Once thoroughly run down one if open to every form of illness.
24 Thank you so much for you letter.
26 Your little sister
27 Ol