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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold1/1912/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 March 1912
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address ToChambers, St Georges Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
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 of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. The letter is on printed headed notepaper with a picture of the hotel and beach, with the envelope having the same picture.
1 Alexandra Hotel
2 Muizenberg
4 Private
6 Dear Will
8 I’ve been feeling very hopeful about Ettie ever since we were there.
9I’m sure the nurse will make her eat. Wynnie & Alsie, dear good
10girls, are absolutely useless as nurses. They simply do what ever Het
11orders them
& talk about death & religion & such things! The worse one
12is the more those about them must buck up! It’s the liver that’s
13troubling her. I don’t believe her heart is as bad as it was two
14years ago. Hot fermentations & treatment for the liver would I believe
15set her right, & she may out live both you & me. Several little things
16brought me to this conclusion when we were there last time.
18 Olive
20 ^Its nursing, real nursing, she wants.^