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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 year has 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.
3Dear Laddie
5I send you the solution. I can’t make head or tail of it. I don’t know
6how one reads them It seems you sacrifice the Queen.
8The dinner was deadly dull the other night, quite different from any
9we ever had before. Politics were never allowed to be even mentioned &
10they just sang & recited & joked & shouted in real student fashion.
11After you were gone, when the different guests were mentioned by Miss
12Krause your name was much more cheered than any one elses.
14I wonder if you have any letters by the boat that brought Bothe? I
15have got none – not a line. I hope there’s good news from Bill.