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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/58
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Kensington Place Mansions & Hotel,
2 De Vere Gardens, W.
4 Dear Mrs Murray
6 It was a joy to see you & your dear charming little niece.
8 If I were a man I should be in love with her & follow her all about
9the world till I got her to like me.
11 I wonder Betty never told me of her. But she has so many nieces to
12tell about.
14 I enclose my little letter. I am trying to write an article on Peace &
15War, but I’ve I’ve not been able to add a line to it for two
16months. I’m always so faint, & when I try to write it gets dark
17before me.
19 I hope you will have a most happy time with May. Give her my best love.
20 I have no plans for the future. I just live on trying to get through
21each day & each night. I do long so to see my husband. I feel
22sometimes I shall never see him again.
24 Good bye.
25 Olive
Schreiner's article on 'Peace & War' is: "Give Unto Caesar -" War & Peace vol 3, no 31, April 1916, p.106.