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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/30
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 July 1911
Address FromDe Aar, 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.
1 De Aar
2 July 28th 1911
4 My dear Laddie
6 My thoughts are always with you there over the water. That first day
7in London, how I’ve pictured our little Ursies feeling. I wonder if
8she felt as Dot & I did on our first day. "I love it, I love it! It’s
9mine, its mine!" When all is said & done there is no spot on earth so
10dear to me – but I would not wish to be buried there – because the
11graveyards are not in London.
13 The rest of England except Eastbourne I care little for but London,
16 I hope you will have a real time of mental refreshment & the rest you
17so need. It is not, as Dot so truly says, only your office work which
18wears you out, it is all your thought & care for other people the
19thousands of little things you are always thinking of & doing for them.
21 I hope you will meet some refreshing folk. I do hope you will like my
22friends the Rhys Davids if you meet them. I see they have written a
23paper together for the congress.
25 Good bye, dear.
26 I’m sure you’ve no time for reading long letters, but I must let you
27know I’m thinking of you
29 Your little sister
30 Ol