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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/87
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Saturday January 1920 ; Before End: August 1920
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. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1 Saturday night
3 Betty dearest still it rains & rains here! I’m so sorry it was so
4wet when May was with you.
6 Ruth Alexander comes every day to see me; & last night my young Indian
7friend came to see me – otherwise I have seen no one. Edna was
8asleep when I went to see her. My young Indian & a friend of his a
9brother of Mrs ?Marden are coming next Tues-day evening, & that Indian
10from East Africa. He says they will come to see you if I will let them
11now when you are back.
13 I do hope you are able to get out for some walks. I know what they
14mean to you.
16 Eva is going to Germany again this week. Edward is going with her as
17far as Holland. Helen is away having a cure & Polly is visiting
20 Good bye dear one
21 Olive