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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/15
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 August 1904
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
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. The place the letter was sent from is indicated by content. Schreiner was in Cape Town at the end of August 1904.
1 My old Will,
3 Many more birthdays, dear one, because you are so valuable to many of
4us; that (for one small person at least) a great part of the light of
5hope would be gone if your lamp went out.
7 I would come & look you up tomorrow, but I know how busy you are,
8every interruption means more pressure.
10 I’ve had bad asthma the last two days since the weather changed, but
11I’ve had such glorious health the last two months that I can’t
14 Thy little sister
15 Olive