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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 8 May 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToFrances ('Fan') Schreiner nee Reitz
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Legend
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 30 St Mary Abbott’s Terrace, Kensington, W
2 Friday
3
4 Dear Fan
5
6 I know the old man & children will have written you long letters about
7his coming. I went to meet him at the railway station. He look I
8thought tired, but after three days here he seems to me to look more
9fit. He goes off to Cambridge today to see the children. I shall
10perhaps go up for one day next week. Last night I had two tickets
11given me by Zangwill for his play ‘the melting pot. I went & ha &
12Will & I went. We had nice seats in the stalls & I much enjoyed it.
13The play is very good – all about the Jews. On Wednesday Emma has
14written to ask me to come out & see her at Wimbledon but that’s the
15day I have planned to go to Cambridge so I’ll go next week. Alice
16Corthorn
has a huge fat baby Will girl!!
17
18 On Wednesday night we had a large drawingroom meeting to which the old
19man came: but he’s been so busy with one thing & another I’ve not
20seen much of him. I am better as I always am in London. No place in
21the world suits me as well. I have never in my life had any asthma
22
23^in London. ^
24
25 Good bye dear. I’ll write & tell you all about my visit to Cambridge
26if I go. Love to Dot & Bill
27 Olive
28
Notation
The play referred to is: Israel Zangwill (1909) The Melting Pot: A Drama in Four Acts London: William Heinemann.