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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday September 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 De Aar
2 Sep Sunday
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4 My dear Laddie
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6 I’m perhaps coming down to Cape Town just for one day, to see Dr
7Thomson. Please have a look at one I’m very unfit dear. Some times
8it almost seems to me this is the beginning of the end. I don’t
9think I can live at De Aar, or any of these high open plains any more
10I keep getting faint.
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12 Perhaps I shall have to go to Matjesfontein. It is so hard to leave
13Cron. All my life seems a failure & a mistake.
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15 Good bye darling take care of yourself. Oh Will, when the time comes
16that you can’t, you can’t any more fight – that life bears you
17down.
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19 Good bye
20 Olive
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22 I’ll wire you if I come.
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