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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/122
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMarch 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. This letter is on printed headed notepaper with a printed drawn picture of the hotel. It has been addressed by Schreiner to ‘Mrs Stakesby Lewis Blauwberg, Please forward at once’ and has no stamp or postmark.
1 Hotel Alexandra
2 Muizenberg
3 March 1912
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5 My own darling
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7 I am so grateful to hear that Hugh Smith was able to give you a little
8sleep & a respite however short from that awful pain. It is so
9terrible to think of the endless suffering of the last long months.
10The weather now is so terrible, something crushing & thick in the air.
11I have hardly known weather like it. I am hoping so someone from
12Will’s may come down today to tell me all he knows. I telephoned to
13Dr Smith & Mr Mushett this morning but would like to know more. Send
14for me darling, if ever you feel you want to see me, I’ll come at
15once.
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17 Olive your little sister
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