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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold1/1891/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1891
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner spent part of May 1891 in Cape Town.
1 Dear Will If you come please if not too much trouble bring up the box
2I asked you left with paper & a couple of books I left with it. I’m
3so sorry to trouble you, but it would be as much trouble sending it
4down to the station & I’ve finish all the paper I brought.
6 I expect you will be away up with Sir ?Simers ?Vine on Tuesday & shall
7be over at the station to have a look at you. I haven’t written late
8because I’m not very fit. Have lost 23 lbs in fo since I came back
9from town. I was 137 lbs then was a hundred & twenty one when Mr Fort
10left & am today 114 lbs. Don’t you wish you were me. Small & more
11small & beautifully less; but I like to be as fat as possible because
12when I’m fat I never have asthma.
14 I’m better this morning than I’ve been for a long time. Its been a
15great disappointment to me that you didn’t come.
17 Your sister
18 Olive
20 I sent a unreadable today, but don’t think they’ll send