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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 14 December 1915
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, 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 of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at St Mary Abbotts Terrace from December 1915 to late February 1916.
1Monday
2
3Dear old Sister
4
5I know how you are counting the days till Saturday. It’s ridiculous
6but one feels more anxious now that when there was no talk of his
7coming soon!
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9^1)^ My friend, Mrs Smith, Adela Villiers wants so to call on you. Have
10you an at home day? Its a great exertion for her to get out she would
11be disappointed if she called & you were out.
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132) I meant to fetch my box & portmanteau when I called the other day
14^but quite forgot at the end^ You must be so terribly full up its too
15bad to have left them so long, I’ll come & fetch them before Oll Ol
16comes.
17
18Have you h-ad Cape letters I wonder? I have had none!
19
20Don’t trouble to write a letter just send P. Card.
21
22Yours ever
23Olive
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