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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 25 March 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToMargaret Gillett nee Clark
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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 letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel
5De Vere Gardens, W.
9Dear Mrs Gillet
11Thank you so much for your great kindness in replying so quickly. My
12friend thinks the rooms will suit her well. I’m so glad you’ve got
13a new little one. Is it your second? I shall like very much to come &
14spend a day with you in the spring, & may perhaps find rooms which
15suit me, where I could stay for a while. But I feel almost afraid of
16meeting any friends now because I am a strong peace person & have been
17since I was 9 years old, & I find my friends have all become such
18intensely war people that meeting them always makes me sad, by a sense
19of our infinite division in our out-look on human life. In Africa
20things are as melancholy as they can be.
22Good bye. Thank you so very much
23Yours ever
24Olive Schreiner
26I wonder if you or your husband knew by any chance a Mrs D G Ritchie
27the wife of an Oxford Professor with whom I used to stay in Banbury Rd.
28 He is dead I know; but I should like to come into touch with her if I
29knew her address.