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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 6 June 1911
Address FromVictoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
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 date has been written on this letter as 7 June in an unknown hand; however, the relevant Tuesday was 6 June. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Victoria Falls Hotel,
2 Zambesi,
3 S.A.
4 Tuesday
6 Dear Will,
8 We went to see the Falls yesterday passing through the rain forest &
9the Danger point. It far, far surpasses anything I had dreamed of.
10unreadable One had a curious sense of tears when one first saw it; not
11because it was so terrible but so strong & beautiful. Its not a mere
12waterfall at all, & no picture gives any idea of it.
14 You must come & see it some day.
16 Now we have just had breakfast & are all starting off for Candehar up
17the river in a steam launch! We shall be back at one to lunch. All are
18well & all happy – except Hannie who is mortal terror of the Kaffir
19boys!!! Such dear boys in little white suits!
21 Good bye Laddie
22 Olive