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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 April 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToKenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToKathleen Murray
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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, the address this letter was sent from and the address it was sent to are provided by Schreiner's letter to Kathleen Murray's mother Caroline Murray, with which this was enclosed.
1 Dear Kathleen
2
3 I must write a few words to you. I know how one feels to the little
4brother one grew up with. Always when I was at Llandrindod May was
5talking of you to me, so that I know you much better than you know me.
6I realize so all you will be feeling. I see him always as he stood at
7his wedding, making his little speech with a sweet smile on his face &
8little Margaret looking up at him so proud & glad. He had a happy life,
9 & was surrounded with love. He will never know the sorrows & agonies
10we who make the long journey have to go through. He was like a
11beautiful flower just opened & then picked.
12
13 I have written to my darling May. It is so hard that she is so far
14away, but her dear husband will help her all he can.
15
16 Yours with love
17 Olive Schreiner
18
Notation
Schreiner's letter to Caroline Murray, with which this was enclosed, will be found at Olive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/12.