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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/118
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday March 1911
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address ToBlaauwberg, Western Cape
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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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 with a printed drawn picture of the hotel. The envelope has no stamp or postmark and is is addressed by Schreiner to ‘Miss W. Hemming, Blauwberg, Please forward’.
1 Alexandra Hotel
2 Muizenberg
3 Wednesday 191
5 Dear Wynnie
7 Thank you so much for your letter. I am posting a letter to Aunt Het
8by this post addressed to Maitland & this to Mr Mushett’s care, so
9you will be sure to get one. As soon as I am a little better I will
10come to see Aunt Het. Next Monday ^Uncle^ Will’s family return to
11Newlands & I shall go & spend a few days there. I am sure when I get
12away from the sea damp I shall improve & be able to come, I can’t
13sleep the night there but must make some plan for returning the same
16 I hope darling, you & Alsie are making a rule of getting out for a
17good walk of an hour or more every day: it is the only way to keep up
18with all the sorrow & anxiety you are living through. I am so glad to
19hear such good news of the nurse. If my darling has not got my letter
20yet thank her so much for the few lines of love for my birthday she
21sent me.
23 Your loving little Auntie
24 Olive