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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1912
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 year 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 from early January to early April 1912 and then again in November 1912 to April 1913.
1 My dear Laddie,
3 How good & kind you were to the "Wandering Jew." I was so sorry you
4missed your train.
6 I was with a doctor for two hours today. He says it is entirely the
7heart, which is so very much enlarged that it is pressing on the other
8internal organs & causing congestion of So there’s nothing to be
9done. He says I must stay down here for a time before I move, so I
10shall I think take a little room up three flight of stairs at City
11Mansions, top of Hope Street, where one gets lots of air!
13 Good bye my dear dear old boy. Love to them all at St James
14 Olive
16 ^I paid for the ice, but they never sent the account for the soda &