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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/51
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: December 1914 ; Before End: January 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, 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 month and year ranges have been written on this letter-card in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions from late October 1914 to December 1915, moved briefly to Carlingford Road, and then returned to Kensington Palace Mansions until late July 1915.
1 Dear Laddie,
3 I was so sorry to hear from Ol that you’d had a cold & been unfit.
4Take care of the old self so dear to thy last little sister. I leave
5on Monday for 15 Carlingford Rd, Hampstead. I am on Hampstead Heath, &
6near the Heath station & omnibus not the other side of the hill. I
7shall be glad when I know our Dot is safely there. It cheered my old
8heart to see my boy. It was little short of a tragedy to me that dear
9Nan Vanheerden should just have come then as of course they
10couldn’t see eye to eye.
12 Olive