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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 February 1899
Address From2 Primrose Terrace, Berea, Johannesburg, Transvaal
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.
1 Address= 2 Primrose Terrace
2 Berea Estate
3 Johannesburg
4 Feb 28th 1899
5
6 My dear Laddie
7
8 I want to write you a very private letter about certain matters. Of my own
9Where can I address so that it will find you, & not fall into the
10hands of others by any chance. I am so glad you have spend a day with
11the dear little mother & been able to cheer her loneliness.
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13 A Lady Algernon Gordon Lenox has called twice to see me. The first
14time I was ill in bed & could not see her. The second time she called
15& spent two or three hours chatting. What is pleasant about a cultured
16English woman is that you can always meet them squarely as you would a
17man, say what you unreadable wish to them, & they to you! It’s so
18terrible always to feel that people don’t even understand what you are
19talking about. I hope your trip will rest you dear, & be good in every
20way.
21
22 I’m so tired & ill there’s very little of the old Olive left. What
23
24^there is sends its love to you.
25 Olive^