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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 30 October 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Who ToMay Murray Parker nee Murray
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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 is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address this letter was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Wednesday
2
3Dear May
4
5Just after I posted to you came news Miss Greene was very bad. She
6Betty started off at once; Florence Gre Alice’s sister went in the
7same train to Cornwall so she was not alone.
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9I have had two letters & a wire from Betty – the last one enclosed
10says Miss Greene was free of the pain. I think they are getting a
11night nurse.
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13You will have heard that dear Dr Purcell is dead. His heart has been
14bad for a long time. I wish I could be with Anna I feel as if I might
15comfort her.
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17In haste dear
18Olive
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