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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 10 April 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, London
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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.
231 The Park
6Dear Fan. I’ve been meaning to write to you all the week to thank
7you for all your kindness to me at Crowbrough. It was so delightful.
8But I’ve felt so ill all the week. I couldn’t write to anyone. I
9generally sent Cron about 8 sheets, but this week I sent only 6 lines!
11I hope you’ve had news of the boy. I expect the letters get delayed
14I’m going to the zoo sometime this week, it comforts me so to see
15the dear animals. I wonder if you would care to go? Or have you seen
16them too often? I could come down to you some afternoon & we could go
17together, the Bus takes us to the door.
19The doctor the doctors says says theres inflammation in the
20bloodvessels in the leg & I must walk as little as I can. But I must
21get out. One can’t sit & think, think, think of things
23Good [papertorn] dear
26^I am waiting for Mrs Greathead to come to tea. I hope she will find
27the house^