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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Friday August 1919 ; Before End: January 1920
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand, while an October 1919 to January 1920 date range can be surmised from content. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Darling Betty,
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3How I wish I knew just how all is going with you in Trevone tonight. I
4do hope our beloved one does not suffer much; but intense weakness is
5in itself such suffering. I am anxious about you too my dear one.
6
7Return me Lucy’s sweet letter. I wonder if you cared to read or are
8able to read Keynes book.
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10This afternoon a Mrs Hertzka from Austria came to see me – a very
11beautiful woman who is lecturing here.
12
13Good night, my dear one.
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15Try to get out as much as you can whatever the weather. Eva’s flowers
16look so beautiful on my table.
17Olive
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Notation
The book by Keynes referred to is: John Maynard Keynes (1919) The Economic Consequences of the Peace London: Macmillan & Co.