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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/54
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateNovember 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 have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Kensington Place Mansions & Hotel,
2 De Vere Gardens, W.
4 Will,
6 I’m writing to ask a great favour of you. Will you copy & send the
7enclosed note to Fisher Unwin.
9 Fifteen years ago I told him I would never write to him or hold any
10communication with him. He is always scheming to get a letter from me.
12 If you would copy & send this letter to him I would be deeply grateful.
14 I am losing dozens of letters &c from America because he pretends he
15does not know where I am (my friends have told him several times)
16I’m sorry to trouble you dear, when you have so much to write.
18 I’m pretty sick old man. I hear from Alice Corthorn Dot has gone to
19the country I hope it will do her good
21 Your little sister
22 Olive
The 'enclosed note' is no longer attached.