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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/46
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 10 November 1918
Address FromParklands, Shere, Guildford, Surrey
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper; Schreiner was staying with Percy Molteno and his wife at the time of writing.
1 Parklands,
2 Shiere,
3 Nr Guildford
5 Sunday
7 Dear Bety,
9 Did the chemist send a bottle of Powels Balsam of aniseed? I ordered
10it for you & he said he would send it before I left, but didn’t. If it
11comes do take some in a little warm water. There’s nothing like it.
12It’s the stuff you had before.
14 I am so happy here; dear Mrs Molteno is so kind there is something to
15me so charming & restful about her like about May & Mrs Murray. We had
16a fine day yesterday. I stayed in bed till 12, & have not yet walked
17at all even into the garden. To-day is not so fine, but it is not
18raining yet.
20 Your brother came back last night. He had seen ?Barkley, he went
21straight there from Scotland, &then came on here, he had plenty of
22travelling. Oh this place is like heaven. I can’t de-scribe to you Mrs
kindess you know how kind she can be.
25 I have attacks of angina as soon as I move, but I don’t vomit now when
26ever I eat, this beautiful light food is so good. I have my breakfast
27in bed & a fire. If only you were here in the other room enjoying it
28all too. I keep wishing for you every minute to be here. If we only
29could get out of London for the winter. The wood & coals is the
31^great difficulty. ^
33 Good bye dear one.
35 You are very much worn, more worn than you know. I wish Alice had a
36house of her own, you could stay with her.
38 Olive