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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/23
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 23 April 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, 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. The name of the addressee is surmised from content. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
7Friday afternoon
9Thanks, dear, for forwarding Mrs Molteno’s letter & the photos of
10her children. I hope you have good news from the Cape. What of Fan’s
13I was going to Holland this week, but we’ve not been able to go. I
14was looking forward to the change of scene of air much as for the
15?submarines One may as well die one way as the other! There were over
16100 of us booked to go.
18Theres such a lovely golf ground at Barnes – so close – wouldn’t
19it be possible for you to go & have a game there once a week or so.
20The air’s fine there. I pass it when I go on my daily bus excursions
21which are my only extravagances & form dissipation I hope the better
22weather is picking you up entirely.
24Your small sister
27I went out to see Emma & Fanny last week. Emma had been ill too;
28they’ve now gone to Bournemouth.
30I hope the boy Ol flourishes