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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold3/ToBe/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday August 1914 ; Before End: December 1914
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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Legend
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 place from which Schreiner wrote the letter is indicated by content. The date range is provided by when Schreiner arrived in England from Europe and when the Great War started.
1 Monday
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3 Dear Laddie Thanks for note. I also have got no Cape letters; hope for
4them to-day! Alice got one cape letter on Saturday night so the mail
5is in. I dined with a beautiful & delightful little American friend of
6mine at her Hotel in Jermayn Street last night. She would like to meet
7you. I should like to arrange this a meeting if you come. She’s, to
8my mind, the finest American woman I ever met. She has two charming
9tiny children. She is one of the many delightful people I met in
10Florence. I am going to tea with Lady Francis Balfour tomorrow. She
11has just heard that her son
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13^is wounded at the front. ^
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15 Love to you all
16 Olive
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