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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/39
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 November 1899
Address FromLyndall, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape
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.
1 Lyndall
2 Newlands
3 Cape Town
4 Nov 22 / 99
6 Darling old Ettie
8 Do drop me a line to tell me how Mother’s heath is & when we are to
9expect you back.
11 Eliza & I are going up tomorrow afternoon to the Highlands to see your
12babies. I have been in I’ve been in bed three days with my heart,
13the asthma & angina which together makes one very weak. Yes, my
14belovèd one it seems hard that just when one has begun to learn &
15feels as if one might be of a little use to others one’s strength is
16gone. That half an hours reading or writing, a little walk, all knock
17one up. I shall always keep that letter you wrote me at the farm dear.
18It isn’t often one feels one can really express anything one feels
19one is too tired. One’s heart is really broken though one goes on
20living so calmly.
22 Good bye, dear.
23 Your
24 Olive