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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/56
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 3 September 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at 30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace for some weeks during August and September 1914.
1Kensington
2Thursday
3
4Dear Laddie
5
6I went to a huge women’s peace meeting, which the papers did not
7report on Tuesday night. Some of the speeches were the best I ever
8heard women make. Wished you had been there.
9
10I hope you are having a good time dear. Its pretty trying here. Dear
11Alice is so sweet, & says I must stay but her sister & children are
12likely coming & I’m going out now to try & find a room where I can
13cook & do for myself.
14
15The Brackenburys have not been heard of. They ought to have been here
16on Monday, I am going up again to their sister to hear if there is any
17news. They are so good & sweet no one could be un-kind to them one
18would think.
19
20Good bye dear. I do feel such a great empty place in London when you
21are not here., but I’m sure its more restful in Cambridge
22
23Olive
24
25^My thoughts are so much with poor little Holland. Of South Africa I
26dare not talk or think - & yet I think of nothing else.^
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