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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/49
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 7 November 1916
Address FromDawson Place Mansions, Pembridge Square, London
Address ToClarence House, 48 Tavistock Square, Camden, London
Who ToBetty Molteno
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Legend
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 is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Dawson Place Mansions from early October to the end of December 1916.
1Tuesday
2
3Darling Betty,
4
5I feel as if you were resting and hope you will stay on a little. I
6feel so happy about you when you are near May & Freddy.
7
8I hope you’ll be able to see my interesting Indians when you come
9back. I see from the Times Gandhi is on his way to England It will be
10good to see him, won’t it?
11
12I do wish you could read Wilfred Sawn Blunts Diaries, they would
13interest you beyond words, but they are very expensive unless one
14belongs to a library 21/- each vol. I have asked ?Mackassers to ask
15him to bring out a cheaper edition.
16
17I can picture you walking round the dear little lake, & up on the
18links which I love so.
19
20Love to you all
21Olive
22
Notation
The book referred to is: Wilfred Scawen Blunt (1916) My Diaries – Being a Personal Narrative of Events 1888-1914 London: Martin Secker.