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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date18 March 1897
Address FromAmalfi, Italy
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.
1 Amalfi
2 March 18 / 97
4 My darling old sis
6 I’ve had asthma ever since I got to England, & its worse since we
7came on the continent. unreadable We went to Rome & I got worse there,
8& we had to leave after a few days & ?P when we had intended to stay a
9couple of months; then we went in to Naples & I got worse there, & we
10came here yesterday & am no better so we are going back to Alassio my
11old resort in the Riviera where I have never had asthma before if I
12don’t get better there we shall have to return to Kimberley at once;
13but I do hope it will not be necessary. I want Cron so to see a little
14more of my friend in London, & to see a little more of Europe because
15we shall likely never return again.
17 Good bye my sweet darling give my love to the children. I often wonder
18if Wyn is in love with any one. She looked so beautiful & bright, so
19full of life. When you write address
21 c/o Alice Corthorn
22 19 Russell Rd
23 Kensington
24 London.
26 She sends our letters on to us. I am sending two little broaches for
27Wyn & Effie (quite common just curiosities) I bought for them in Rome.
29 PPS
31 Give my love to dear of Theo, & Katie & Willie Stuart. There are so
32many little Italian boys here that remind us both of Willie Stuart.