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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold4/1901/45
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 July 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToJohn Brown and Mary Brown nee Solomon
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Legend
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 names of the addressees are indicated by content.
1 My dear dear Friends,
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3 I can’t write but I want to tell you how I love you. Neither you nor
4Dr Brown must die before I die. Something would be gone from permanent
5good from my life that I can’t lose now. My hands & legs are very
6much swollen & I am unable to lie down at night, but the commandant
7has kindly given me permission to keep a light burning at night so it
8is not so hard as it used to be. I can’t send those little stories
9now, but perhaps I shall get better enough when the warm weather comes
10to do that little bit.
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12 Good bye. My heart clings so to all my old friends now.
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14 Good bye.
15 Olive
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17 Hanover
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Notation
The 'little stories' referred to cannot be established.