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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/116
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJuly 1910
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToEffie Hemming m. Brown (1903)
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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, around the illness and then death of Effie Brown’s son.
1 My darling Effie
3 Arthur’s card has come. I have no words to tell you, my darling, how
4my heart aches for you & Arthur. He was indeed a sweet a lovely child.
5Arthur has to go away to his work every day, but you must be always
6where every sight & sound must recall him to you & make the empty
7place in your heart breath bleed afresh. I am anxious about you, dear;
8I hope you are taking such care of yourself as you can.
10 Much love to you dear one, & the dear children. I know how deeply
11Wynnie is feeling the loss of the little Robin she loved so.
13 Your loving Auntie
14 Olive