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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold1/Jan-July1919/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 June 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand, while the address it was sent to is provided by an attached envelope without a postmark. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1My old Will
3This old person is always thinking about you. The weather here has
4been unspeakably trying the last few days. I expect even at
5Llandrindod there has been a heaviness in the air though not like here.
6 Some of these days I shall be running up to Llandrindod for a little
7change. It will be so good to see you. I saw Ursie & Baby today She
8looks fine. He is short coated, an advanced young man for a week old!
9He gets prettier every day – at least in his old aunt’s eyes; & I
10expect his Grand-dad would be the same!
12Good bye my own old brother. You’d know what a comfort it is to me
13to know you are with the dear Parkers, who will do all they can for
14your comfort.
16Do don’t know how I’m always thinking of you dear
18Your little sister
This letter was enclosed with a 25 June 1919 letter to Fan Schreiner (see Olive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold1/Jan-July1919/19) placed immediately before it in the archival sequence.