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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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.
7Dear old sister
9I am so glad you are really coming & we shall see you at last. I am so
10glad to hear some girls are coming with you so you will not be alone.
11I do hope the anxiety on the voyage will not tell ^on^ you & you will
12arrive here fit. I am so glad Ursula will be here to meet you I shall
13ask Will to let me know as soon as he hears of your safe arrival at
16It must have been a weary long time for you waiting & waiting, always
17with the fear that Ollie might have left before you came.
19Good bye, dear old sister.
22Give my love to dear Muriel ?Fersfeld if she is with you. I will be so
23glad to see her. I wonder who the other girls are who are coming with
24you. Will doesn’t tell me. When you have been here as long as I have
25you long to see Cape People