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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/17
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 9 May 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToPhysical Training Institute for Women, Dartford, Kent
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 9 Porchester Place
2 Thursday
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4 I’m so glad, dear, to know you are with your beloved "baby" sister &
5in beautiful Kent country. Its the nicest part of South England almost
6as stimulating as the East Coast that I love so.
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8 Betty & I went to Richmond in the bus yesterday. Oh it was beautiful
9to see a little green All Betty has been to me I can’t tell you. Her
10beautiful wonderful individuality is such a joy to me. It seems almost
11all that is keeping up my faith in Humanity now. What a wonderful soul
12it is.
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14 I am so grieved about the attacks on your brother. From what Eva told
15me of him he must be so splendid. They attack every one in turn. I
16suppose it is Winston Churchill &c or is it Northcliff. Oh England, my
17England that I loved so, that you should have come to be rulled by
18such men!
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20 It must be so nice to be among all those girls. Their young fresh life
21is so delightful. Betty & I late last night re-trimmed our old hats!
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23 Good bye darling. Do come up to London some day & let me see your face
24 Olive
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