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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/16
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateOctober 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand, while the month can be surmised from content. The addressee is provided by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.. The ‘sure’ in the first paragraph is underlined three times.
1Darling
2
3Be sure not to mention anything I told you about dear little Lucy in
4writing to the Cape especially not to Margaret – but I know you
5wouldn’t
6
7I am not very fit
8
9Will write tomorrow
10
11What is the matter with that dear Helen? I do hope its not her heart.
12Any disease is better than that.
13
14My heart is with you always & always & with my Alice
15Olive
16
17Dot writes such happy letters
18