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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold3/Jan-Feb1920/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday January 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 month and year have 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
2
3Darling Betty
4
5I don’t know why I have had you in my thoughts so all day. Has it
6been a fine day with you & have you been able to take a walk in sight
7of the sea? The doctor was to see Alice again today. We have had a
8most dense fog here all day & great cold. The Serpentine is half
9frozen over they say.
10
11Dear Eva sent me such a lovely pot of red flowers – they are so
12cheering in the dark. I don’t know when I have loved flowers more.
13
14I am reading Czernins book “In the world war” It’s very
15interesting. Tomorrow the Italian Parliament opens! What will happen
16here? Perhaps things may go off quietly – for the present.
17
18Good bye, my dear one. I hope our darling has not been suffering today
19Olive
20
Notation
The book referred to is: Ottakar Czernin (1919) In the World War London: Cassell & Co