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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold4/Mar-Dec1920/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 April 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToKenilworth Cottage, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToCaroline Murray nee Molteno
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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 of this letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Dear Mrs Murray
3Will you please send the enclosed letter on to Margaret. I don’t
4know her address in East Africa, & Betty is away spending some days
5with May in Wales.
7I have been so grieved to hear you & Dr Murray were both so unwell.
9Betty seemed to think there is some chance of your coming to to
10England, but May in a note I got from her yesterday seems to think not.
12Betty is bearing Miss Greene’s death wonderfully - but somehow
13though she bears up so bravely I feel she is changed. It has been an
14awful blow.
16Good bye dear Mrs Murray Perhaps I shall see you in Africa some day,
17but I cant realize I shall ever get there.
19Olive Schreiner