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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 12 October 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToBetty 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 date has 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.
3Darling Betty
5Oh how I long to see you today. I have not heard from you for two days,
6 so hope to have news from you tomorrow. I have written to Dr Ettie
7Sayer to get the address of that man.
9It is a pouring rainy day with fog & very cold & dead. I’m so glad
10Alice is at Trevone. That man only comes up to London once a week. I
11don’t think myself he can cure, but real cancer, but he may other
12things & no one seems to know really what is the matter with our
15I’m not having treatment from Ettie Sayer – she had no time to
16give me one when I went – but I’m going to have a massage on
17Tuesday, & that will wake me up. I am so lethargic. There was a great
18Albert Hall meeting last night but I couldn’t go. I have a feeling
19Denikin will yet be beaten – though he seems succeeding now so well,
20with our guns & our warm clothes & our money. There was a lovely
21picture in the paper this morning of a dove who had adopted & mothers
22two kittens. The look in her eyes & the kitten’s eyes is lovely. And
23the lamb & the wolf shall lie down together.
25It was so beautiful to have Isabella here for that couple of days
26She’s gone home now.
28Thanks for the cheque I’m saving the money up in case you ever need
29some One can’t say what the future
31^will bring^