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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/58
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 8 September 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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. Schreiner was resident at 30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace for some weeks during August and September 1914.
1 London
2 Tuesday
3
4 Dear Laddie
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6 I am sending you privately the paper of a society to which I belong.
7If you & Oliver would join it it would be very well. In case you feel
8you would either of you care to can I give your names to the Secretary
9for him to write to you?
10
11 I am perhaps going to take a little flat in Chelsea. It has three
12rooms & bath room &c so if any of you came up I could give you a shake
13down.
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15 Thine ever
16 Olive
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18 I am working at my article – but oh I long for quiet. The noise of
19the streets crushes ones ^brains.^
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21 ^I sent them a 10/- subscription which, if I had hundreds I would give
22it all to working for peace not one farthing to making war easier.^
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Notation
The paper of the society Schreiner sent cannot be established. The article she comments she is working on is possibly an earlier version of her never completed 'The Dawn of Civilization'.