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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Jessie Rose Innes MSC 26/2.6.8
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 March 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToJessie Rose Innes nee Dods Pringle
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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. A typed transcript only of this letter is available; the original cannot be traced.
1 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgware Rd.
3 March 28th 1920
5 Dear Jessie
7 I know you are feeling anxious about our Dorothy. I have written her a
8postcard & hope to get a reply. Oh God what a world this is!
10 I am going to try & come out to Africa when Oliver & his wife come out
11in August. It is my last chance as I cannot travel alone.
13 The doctors say it is madness for me to try to go to a hot climate,
14but I would rather end my life (in) my own country & among my own
17 I hope you like your new home. That always seemed to me rather a damp
18sad part - but you will make any place beautiful if you take it in
21 Have you heard that Dot is expecting her baby in July? She will go
22down to Dar-es-Sallem to have it, as there is a good hospital there &
23she can have two doctors. But I am very anxious about her in that hot
26 I hear from Mrs. Hudson Findlay that her son is engaged to a very nice
27girl called Joan Rose-Innes. So I expect she is some relation of your
28husband's. We are becoming quite "familie" what with Edna & her.
29George's father is my nephew. George is a very clever brilliant
30delightful fellow I believe. Edna, Oliver's wife is a charming
31delightful person, every one loves her. Their little baby girl is
34 I am expecting Ruth Alexander here next week. Oh it will be so good to
35see her. I am so utterly alone here & now I cannot walk without
36bringing on the attacks of angina I can get out little.
38 Give me any news you have of Dorothy in case I don't hear from her.
40 My love to you
41 Olive