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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold5/1906/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 November 1906
Address FromHotel Milner, Matjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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. This letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1 Hotel Milner
2 Matjesfontein
3 Nov 14th 1906
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5 Dear Laddie
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7 I enclose a note from Lady Loch which has a message for you in it. I
8see your name sometimes in the papers as slogging away in the law
9courts so I know you are still in the land of the living.
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11 I find writing very difficult now a days. If I wrote as often as my
12thoughts are with you you would be sore oppressed with letters.
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14 Cron is coming down to spend one day with me on Saturday. At present I
15am the only person in this huge hotel, except the servants. The
16weather is heavenly here; neither hot nor cold. I’m better the last
17two days, & one never knows when a betterness may mean a real mend.
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19 Dear old Dr Brown came up to see me the other day, but as he only came
20by one train & went back with the next he was only here an hour.
21
22 I expect the young folk are all hard at work as the exams come near.
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24 I love you much my dear old brother & you are fast in my heart.
25 Olive
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27I shall be here till the 10th of Dec= when I go back to Hanover. When
28the winter comes if Cron has been able to build a little house I shall
29try to go to de Aar, I cant go now I get such continual attacks of
30angina there, I am much better in that way here, I hardly ever have an
31attack.
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Notation
The enclosed note is no longer attached.