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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/129
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday January 1912
Address FromAlexandra Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToHenrietta (‘Ettie’) Schreiner m. Stakesby Lewis (1891)
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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. This letter has been dated by reference to content around the final illness of Ettie Stakesby Lewis. Schreiner stayed in Milnerton in January 1912. The letter is on printed headed notepaper with a printed drawn picture of the hotel.
1 Alexandra Hotel
2 Muizenberg
3 Tuesday
5 My own darling
7 This is the letter I have got from Hugh Smith He has for fell
8forgotten to return my prescription. But if you find it give you any
9help just ask for a bottle of Mrs Cron Olive Schreiner s Besmuth &
10Hydro-cianic mixture at Lennons at the bottom of Strand street near
11the station. They have made me up for or five since I was here: but oh
12dear one do try the flannel bandage. Mind that it is wide enough soft
13warm flannel & make it double so that you have two thicknesses at the
14back but four at the front where it crosses over.
16 I am just going to telephone to Mr Mushett to hear how you are. I fear
17this change to damp winter weather will try your lungs. Even Dot has a
18bad cough again. I shall not stay here long now as I can’t work, but
19I’ll come to see you before I go my darling.
21 I met Mrs ?Hastmore yesterday she spoke so affectionately of you
23 Good bye my sweet suffering darling. If only each person whom you have
24helped in your life could bring you one little grain of relief, how
25soon you would be free from all pain.
27 Olive