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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold1/Jan-July1919/29
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday July 1919
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.
1Wednesday
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3My darling Betty
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5I have just had a wire from May, saying after all she was not able to
6go down to see you. I am so sorry, I felt it would help you. Poor
7Freddie is very helpless now, you know; he cannot get in or out of bed
8without help May tells me. She says I would find a great change in him
9since I saw him last. I am glad Mrs Molteno is going there on the 29th.
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11I hope you are keeping physically fit. Eat enough, dear, make yourself
12eat & go out for walks.
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14Good bye dear one
15Olive
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17I wonder if at last Churchill is soon going to go.
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19My darling Adela Smith now never leaves her bed. She is still at
20Folkstone.
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