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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/38
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 9 November 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 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.
1Sunday midday
2
3My darling Betty
4
5You have so much to think of you have made a mistake. You sent me a
6cheque dated the 4th of Nov, which I sent you a card thanking for at
7once. Now comes another cheque dated the 7th!! You must think you did
8not send the other. I shall burn the last one, & cash the first.
9
10It is a terrible day of dark fog here as usual I am writing by lamp
11light at 10’clock. I do hope there will be good news of Alice
12tomorrow. You & she live all day & all night in my thoughts. You are
13always there as a back-ground. My beautiful Alice, how lovely & bright blue
14her eyes look that day I saw her at the flat.
15
16Eva is going to Bedales this week to see Ave. She is going on well Eva
17says. Oliver & his wife are away
18
19^at Cambridge. I’ve no interesting news^
20
21Olive
22
23^Have you read Stephan Grahams new book “A private in the Guards”?
24You would be deeply interested in it.^
25
Notation
The book referred to is Stephan Graham (1919) A Private in the Guards London: Macmillan & Co.