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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold4/Mar-Dec1920/1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: February 1920 ; Before End: March 1920
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 range has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at 9 Porchester Place from April 1917 to August 1920 when she returned to South Africa.
1My own Betty
2
3I don’t like your being so alone there. Are Helen & Polly still in
4their cottage?
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6I sent off the “Economic Consequences of the War” to Margaret
7yesterday. Has she mentioned to you getting Dillon’s book. I am
8going to try to go Mrs Tatas reception on Saturday as I have not been
9anywhere for a long time & I shall meet Indians there.
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11Good bye dear. I wish I knew you were at Mays, where they would see
12you had plenty of good food that suited you. Do eat enough dear. The
13fog has cleared off today Its fine for this time of year.
14
15Olive who loves you.
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17Mrs Solomon seems not to have got my card about Alice when she wrote.
18
Notation
The books referred to are: John Maynard Keynes (1919) The Economic Consequences of the Peace London: Macmillan & Co; Emile Joseph Dillon (1919) The Peace Conference London: Hutchinson & Co.