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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/121
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday March 1912
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address ToBlaauwberg, Western Cape
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. The date of this letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope and the address it was sent to is on its front. It is on printed headed notepaper with a printed drawn picture of the hotel.
1 Hotel Alexandra
2 Muizenberg
3 Tuesday morning
5 My darling
7 Somehow I’m feeling so much happier about you since we were there on
8Saturday. I’m sure as the weather gets better & this terrible
9weather passes as its beginning to do to-day the old heart will buck
10up. Do you remember Mary Chapman? Some months ago the doctors in King
11Williams Town quite thought she was dying, her legs & arms swollen to
12an immense size from the heart. She was carried on a mattress into the
13railway carriage & brought her - & now she’s so much better she’s
14walking about!! I believe you will out live me & Will yet. I hope that
15dear little nurse will be able to help you. Let
17 Good bye my own darling.
18 Your little sister
19 Olive
21 I am addressing this to Maitland as it may reach you quicker.