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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 October 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Oct 20th 1919.
3My dear old sister
5This is your birthday, the first for so many long years without a
6little gift from him.
8Dear I know how your old friends will all gather about you & try to
9make it a happy day for you. Thank you so much so very much for your
10letter. When I think how it would be if I ever went back to Africa -
11you are the person I want most to see.
13I will write a real letter next week, now the fog is so terrible it
14choaks one.
16Yesterday all day you couldn’t see across the street, & & for three
17hours in the middle of the day all the buses stopped running from the
18city: it was pitch dark.
20Good bye till next week
23^I don’t see much of Edna or Ol but I love Edna more & more.^