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Letter ReferenceW.P. Schreiner MSC 27/564
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 July 1909
Address FromLeeuwendal, De Lorenz Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address ToChambers, St Georges Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. The letter is on embossed headed notepaper.
1 "Leeuwendal"
2 off De Lorenz St
3 Cape Town
5 Dear Will
7 Could you see that the old man at the door of the Parliament House has
8tickets for us (Cron & me for this afternoon's sitting) ready at door,
9or all the front seats will be taken, unless you can give us a ticket
10for the strangers gallery; what
12 Do come up & see me. Its a kind of heaven here the air's so good.
14 Always follow your little sister's advice & you'll get to heaven at
17 Olive