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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/3
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday May 1919
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 month and year have 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 Tuesday
3 My darling Betty
5 I feared your not coming might mean that. I am sure our Alice must not
6try to walk. Oh I wish I was rich & could run down just for one day to
7see for myself how she is.
9 Please give me Solomon Platje’s address.
11 I got a rather stiff little note from Mrs Solomon. I don’t think she
12liked at all what I said that afternoon. It’s quite different from
13any letter I ever had from her before.
15 Isabella will arrive in London tomorrow. To-day is the best day
16we’ve had for a long time, the air cool & fresh, & its not raining.
17What a miserable show Wilson is making of him self!!!
19 Good bye, my darling. I long to see you but quite understand you
20can’t leave our darling.
21 Olive