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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/75
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToRachel (‘Ray) Dick nee Brown
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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.
1 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgware Rd
3 (close to Marble Arc Arch)
4 Wednesday
6 Dear Ray
8 Oh I am so glad, so glad, so glad, you have come.
10 Do come & see me as soon as you can.
12 My telephone No is 6506 Paddington
14 Do telephone before you come, it would break my heart to miss you.
16 The morning is my worst time. I do not get dressed till about 12 as I
17am generally fighting for breath then I go out generally to get
18something to eat.
20 The evening is my best time, any time, & I don’t ever go to bed till
2112 so you wont keep me up; but if the afternoon suits you better come
24 Telephone me tomorrow morning when you think you can come. Oh Ray it
25will be good to see you. It seems like a breath of life to think of it
27 I do hope you find your husband better
29 Olive
31 I am Be sure you note its 9 Porchester Place just out of Oxford Sq,
32close to Marble Arch. Taxi men often go to Porchester ^Terrace by
33mistake. This is a very short street.^