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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 August 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToKenilworth House, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToCaroline Murray nee Molteno
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
19 Porchester Place
2Edgware Rd
3Aug 19 / 19
5My dear Mrs Murray
7Thank you so for your letter. I can’t tell any one what his death
8has meant to me.
10I am glad you have dear beautiful Margaret with you at last. I know
11the joy it will be to you & Kathleen. I wonder how she will like the
12Cape. She will love our skys & air
14Dear Betty has been here back from Cornwall now for a week, & will not
15go back for another week. She looks well. I think the sea air did her
16good. I know Alices illness must be very hard on her. It broke my
17heart to see Alice, so thin & changed when she passed through London.
19I suppose in a few months you will have dear May & Freddy with you. I
20am so thankful they will escape this awful winter that is before,
21doubly awful without coals & scanty food for all but the very rich.
23My sister-in-law, & Dot & Ursula & her husband go back to Africa in a
24couple of weeks. One feels like a wrecked Islander watching the last
25of your comrades leave. There is no chance of getting to the continent.
26 Things are even more expensive there than here, & the Americans are
27pouring in by thousands to make things more expensive still
29Give my love to dear Margaret & Kathleen & much for yourself dear Mrs