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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/62
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 1916
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToBetty 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 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgware Rd
3 Tuesday night
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5 Darling Betty,
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7 I tried to come & see you this morning & bring you some sugar but the
8heat was so great & oppressive that before I got to the bus I was done,
9 & had to turn back. It is this sudden change to heat after the cold
10that breakes one down. I do hope your cold is better. I didn’t send
11on Alice’s letter because I thought you would telephone for me to
12send it if you wanted it sent, & & you might be coming here & just
13miss it. Every one seemed so utterly sad & tired at Will’s. I just
14lay on the sofa. I couldn’t even talk to Dot. I think the want of
15proper food is making us all ill & weak. It is not the dying, but the
16never being fully & highly nourished that is the horror of starvation.
17To be living & yet not alive, I seem to be getting into a state in
18which I don’t want even to read the papers.
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20 Wednesday morning.
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22 Your card has come I am going to take Alices letter to you, as it will
23be quicker than posting it: but I’ll post this as you may not be in
24when I get to Tavistock Sq. The little girl opposite has measles, &
25her mother is very afraid of getting it as she has never had it
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27 Much love to you dear
28 Olive
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30 The telephone no here is you know 6506 Paddington
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32 You can telephone from any post office or The ?Veg= ?for 2d
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34 You can always find it in the book under
35 JB Smith
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