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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 June 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To59 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
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 and the address it was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
7Dear Fan
9It was so nice to see you. You’ve had a long, weary time away from
10the old Man & the children though you had Bill with you. I hope you
11will rest well tonight. Its good to think you are here. Please give
12the enclosed note to Muriel. Some day when you are rested & have
13nothing very special to do do come to see me, & we’ll have a quiet
14walk in Kensington Gardens & tea at the tea house under the trees.
16Alles ten Besten
19Tell Dot I took “The dark flower” which I lent her or she might be
20looking for it.
Which particular 'dark flower' Schreiner might have lent to her niece is not certain is not certain, but might have been: John Galsworthy (1913) The Dark Flower London: William Heinemann.