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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/164
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 December 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address ToMarsh's Homes, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1 Kensington Palace Mansions
2 De Vere Gardens, W.
3 Telephone: 3675 Kensington. Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4 Xmas Day
6 Wynne, dear,
8 Thank you so much for your letter I wish I could bring some joy &
9colour into your life Wynnie. You have always worked & done your duty,
10& that joy you have, but so little of the colour of life seems to have
11come to you. My dear brave Wynnie.
13 How is Guy? I had a sweet letter from Effie.
15 I went out one day last week & whom should I come on but Effie King,
16looking very young & fresh & happy, but one of her children has had to
17be operated on for appendicitis but is better.
19 I have been trying an electric treatment but have given it up as it
20costs much & does n’t really my great difficulty is that I am getting
21like Aunt Het & can’t eat anything. Everything causes me agony except
22jelly & oysters, even drinking water brings on the pain. And I’m
23always so sick on the stomach Perhaps when the spring comes I shall
24get better: but oh I should be so glad of Rest Wynnie!
26 Good bye, dear. I wish I wish I could do something to make life
27beautiful to you. I do love you
29 Auntie Olive