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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold3/Jan-Feb1920/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 February 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToThe Cottage, Kenilworth House, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToCaroline Murray nee 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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
19 Porchester Place
2Edgware Rd
3Feb 5th 1920
4
5Dear Mrs Murray
6
7I enclose you two of Betty’s letters to me in case she was not able
8to write much from you. She is still at Trevone but I hope will come
9up soon.
10
11I am so glad to know you have Margaret with you & your brother Percy,
12I know what happiness it must be giving you. He’s such a dear fellow,
13 reminds me so much of my brother Will in so many of his kindly little ways.
14
15I will write & tell you how I find Betty as soon as she comes.
16
17Don’t trouble to return her letters or to answer this. I know how
18many letters you have to write to your children, & how far from strong
19your health is.
20
21Much love to you
22Olive Schreiner
23
Notation
Attached to this letter is a postcard Schreiner had received from Betty Molteno dated 31 January 1920, concerning Alice Greene's terminal illness from cancer:

Trevone Saturday All so peaceful ?unconsciousness this morning - So lovely unreadable so tenderly cared for a mixture of tea and such dear tender exquisite radiant peace on her face

Unreadable unreadable lovely unreadable

B

^Eva is writing to you^