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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: June 1887 ; Before End: October 1887
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToHenrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891)
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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. This letter has been dated by reference to content. Schreiner arrived in Britain from Europe in June 1887, and was resident in London at various points between then and mid October 1887, when she returned to Italy.
1 My darling old Sister
3 I had a letter from Stead this morning saying he would certainly come
4& see you this morning if at all possible & if he couldn’t get away
5he would write to you & appoint a time
7 Can’t you come over here about four, there will be a good many
8people coming sometimes there are twenty or more sometimes only one or
9two - & it might be interesting to you to see them though they might
10not be people you would like in the way I am sure you would like Stead.
12 My own darling old Ettie, you know how I feel to you don’t you. I am
13always so much under pressure in my solitary like that I cannot relax
14much otherwise I should not have be strong enough.
16 Your little Olive