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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box8/Fold4/MMPr/AssortedCorres/FredPL/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: January 1910 ; Before End: April 1910
Address FromSea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToFrederick (‘Fred’) Pethick-Lawrence
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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. A typescript only of this letter is available. The transcription here follows this typescript and includes any uncertain dates, ellipses, mistakes and so on. Schreiner was in Cape Town from early January to early April 1910.
1 Sea Point
2 Undated
4 Do write end let me know how things are going with you and Emmeline
5personally and with the Movement generally. I am having to stay down
6here for the present under doctor’s orders. as I can’t go up high.
7Its very lonely so far away from my husband.
9 Already this miserable "Union" is beginning to bear its bitter fruit,
10but it is only the beginning to the dark days in store for South