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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold4/1905/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 December 1905
Address FromHanover, Northern 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. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Dec 14 / 05
3 My dear old Boy
5 Yes, I got your photo from ?Mayer. It is as Alice says like a painting
6& a very good picture. But it depresses me. Is that my "little Will"
7looking so! It’s the same look Fred had in his face when I went to
8England the last time ^only your face has only a touch of it,^ & that I
9have: it’s not age. People are eighty & don’t have it - it just
10means that the pump doesn’t work. So as yet I’ve not hung it up
11though I suppose I shall get used to it & do so. Oh dear lad, do take
12care of yourself, & not work too hard. You are still where I was 8
13years ago, & you might save yourself at least for many years.
15 Your little sister
16 Olive