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Letter ReferenceAletta Jacobs Papers AHJ/295
ArchiveAletta, International Archives for the Women’s Movement, Amsterdam
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 July 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address ToAmsterdam, Holland
Who ToAletta Jacobs
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Olive Schreiner’s letters to Aletta Jacobs are part of the International Archives for the Women’s Movement collections, to whom thanks are due for access to the microfilm of the Aletta Jacobs Papers. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions for most of the period from late October 1914 to late July 1915. The envelope has been opened and stamped by a censor.
1Dear Friend
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3I hope all goes well with you I was grieved not to see you off but I
4was too ill. I had hoped the doctors would have operated on me for the
5stone in the kidney, but they say my heart is too much enlarged & weak.
6 I have been worse since the hot weather came & am going to try a
7place in Wales where there is electric treatment. I have hardly seen
8or spoken to any one since you were here as I have not been able to
9get out. Shall we ever meet again? It will be long first
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11Give my love to the dear friend who was with you whose name I can’t
12spell rightly.
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14This is only a word to show you I think of you
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16Olive
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18Address to the care of my bank, as I do not know what nursing home I
19am going to in Wales.
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