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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/65
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 September 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
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 in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in St Mary Abbotts Terrace for some weeks during August and September 1914.
1Dear Laddie
3I was down at Eastbourne yesterday seeing the ghosts of past. I could
4have got plenty of rooms there as Eastbourne is empty; but I
5couldn’t ?hardly bear the one day there, & came back last night.
7The young man says he may be leaving his room flat any day soon, so I
8am holding on here.
10I did not think you looking as you looked in Germany: but it is hardly
11possible to feel well now. Even
13Give my dear love to my boy Oliver, & Ursie
14Your small sister