"Will Schreiner's political duty, difficulty of finding path of duty,' Peter Halket' & lay aside ambition" Read the full letter
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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/72
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 October 1914
Address FromThe Windsor, 61 & 62 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, 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. The letter is on embossed headed notepaper.
1The Windsor
261 & 62 Lancaster Gate,
5Dear Laddie
7So bitterly sorry I missed you. I went to Miss Brackenburys & found
8you had been there & gone. I have been looking for rooms all day. I
9have founde found a tiny one expensive at above address for one
10night on trial.
12I’ve been very ill at Hythe I hardly see how I can love the winter
13in England nor yet return to the Cape. Write to Adela’s care 4
14Gloucester Place, Portman Sq, she’ll always know where I am.
16I wish I’d seen our dear girl.
18Cron says the poor Cape Troops are passing de
20^Aar by Wednesday on their way up to German West A. How many will
In the paragraph beginning 'So bitterly sorry...' in line 7, Schreiner has drawn a small arrow between the 'I' and 'have found a tiny one' of the last sentence to point to the embossed address at the top of the page.