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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday August 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. The name of the addressee is provided by content. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Monday
2
3Dear, the heat here is 88 in a cool room, its greater than anything in
4Africa or that I ever felt in the tropics – except once. But it
5surely can’t last. In the country I expect its just beautiful. There
6was a great police meeting yesterday in the park but I couldn’t get
7to it.
8
9Its spleddid splendid Alice is going on well. Is she able to walk
10much? Has she bathed in the sea?
11
12I had a card from May today. I think I told you I had a letter from
13Mrs Murray & from Lucy. There was a fine letter in last Sunday
14Observer on America & England & trade & a fine article in the (very good)
15by in the English Review on the same subject.
16
17Ursula & the others will be leaving in four weeks now, if they can get
18cabins. Fan I’m sure will be able to get one They say the pressure
19in the ships is enormous.
20
21Good bye. I can picture you all by the sea with the little pony cart.
22I hope you are able to bathe it strengthens one so. Love to my darling Alice
23Olive
24
Notation
Two articles from the August issue of the English Review which might possibly be what Schreiner is referring to are: Raymond Radcliffe "Down the rapids" English Review August 1919, pp.170-174; and Austin Harrison "Elementary economics" English Review pp.175-184. However, a 'fine letter' in the Observer or a similar topic at around this date cannot be found.