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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/30
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday December 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Thursday
2
3Dear Betty
4
5I am so sad to have missed you. I would take a taxi & drive up to your
6rooms only, I’m sure to find you out. I suppose you will go to spend
7Xmas with Alice or your brother. The only reason why I’m sorry to be
8here is that I’m so far from you. I haven’t seen or spoken to a
9human being this week but ^tomorrow^ tonight I am going to a woman’s
10meeting to hear Haldane speak on Education. If you should care to go
11too could you meet me at my Doctors Dr Ettie Sayer 5 35 Upper Brook
12Street just a few doors off Park Lane, near the top. I’m not quite
13sure if 35 is the address but you’ll see a large Bl plate on the door
14with her name. I shall be there at 4.30 finishing my treatment & from
15there will go straight to the meeting. If you call there we could go
16together. Her address may n be 34 but I think its 35. Its just a few
17doors after you turn out of Park Lane into Upper Brook Street. I long
18to see you.
19
20I hope you had a nice time with Alice.
21
22Olive
23
24I seldom, hardly ever go out before 10.30. Then I often go to my
25treatment
26
27^but sometimes I go in the afternoon.^
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