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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date27 March 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToMay Murray Parker nee Murray
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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 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.
1 Dearest May,
3 Thank you & Freddy for your letters. I do not think your charges at all
4too high. The pity is that so many people who could have afforded to
5pay them five years ago can’t now. But I think my friend can still
6afford to pay at least the £12.10. a week. I will write & let you
7know in good time.
9 She will not be coming before July or August. I am so glad to think
10Betty is with you dear people. If it is possible I wish she she could
11see "Abby cam here" I think I think she would love the sport as much
12as I do. But I suppose there are no coaches running yet.
14 Yesterday two such delightful young Indians came to see me. I had
15wanted Betty to meet them. I know how she would have enjoyed a talk
16with them. One of them is one of the most brilliant young men I ever
17met. They proposed to come again on Monday bringing a very interesting
18man (an Indian too) who has just come from East Africa to put the
19wrongs of the ^Indian^ people there before the British Government. But I
20have asked them to put off coming till Betty is is back – which I
21hope however will not been be too soon. The weather here has been
22lovely, to me at least, the last three days, a real spring feeling in
23the air & no fog.
25 Oliver’s dear little wife has got a third large swelling on her
26breast, just when the first two seemed healing. I hope they will not
27have to operate again I can’t help being anxious about her. It would
28be lovely if your dear father & mother could come, & them then you all
29go back together.
31 I do hope you’ll have the house full over the summer.
33 Good bye. Love to you all
34 Olive