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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/53
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1915
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 year of this letter and the name of its addressee have been written on in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper. The first page of the letter is missing.
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3 2
5 Kensington Place Mansions & Hotel,
6 De Vere Gardens, W.
8 Oh, however since that accursed peace of Veereniging I have seen these
9terrible days coming. It is so terrible when you can’t make other
10people see the picture that is so clear before you.
12 I hope you feel better you looked so tired when you came. Let me know
13if you are coming any time. I couldn’t bear to miss ^you.^
15 I’ve implored Cron to come home to England, but of course I know he
16won’t; it would mean ruin to his little ?business. Oh Africa, my
17Africa. I never knew how I loved it till now. I always see its blue
18sky & its big blue mountains & its red sand wet with the blood of its
19own children
21 Olive