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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/93
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 December 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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. The address it was sent to is provided by an attached envelope. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens,
8Xmas day.
10Dear Lucy
12Your note came yesterday & your blotter came this morning, the one
13Xmas greeting the post brought me to-day. I hope you are having a good
14Xmas with the dear children. It was sweet of you to think of me &
15write. Never before has a little word of love meant so much to me as
16now. I hope the dear little daughter is quite big & strong now. How
17are you feeling?
19I have been in bed all day but have got up to write these words, it
20seems to bring me nearer you. It seems a long long time since that
21Happy Xmas I spent in London a year ago feeling so much better.
23Please when you write address to my
25^brother’s care.^
27Good bye dear. Thank you, oh thank you for remembering me.