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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/98
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLettercard
Letter Date24 July 1907
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address ToThe Highlands, Gardens, Cape Town, 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 lettercard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date of this letter-card is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from early July to mid August 1907.
1 My darling
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3 I can think of absolutely nothing but you all my life it has seemed to
4me that the most terrible thing that can befall a human creature is to
5have one they love as Guy is. And now near the end of your long life
6of pure devotion to others, this has fallen on you. I fear so this
7will break you down utterly.
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9 Your old
10 Olive
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