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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/48
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 19 November 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Who ToMay Murray Parker nee Murray
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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 of this letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, while the address it was sent to is on its front.
1 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgware Rd
3 Tuesday
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5 My darling May
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7 I must write you a line to tell you that I paid a delightful little
8visit to Parklands. Dear Mrs Molteno was so good & sweet to me; you
9know how kind she can be. I simply love her. Margaret came over for
10one day. I thought her looking wonderfully well physically. She has
11grown so strong & stout I should hardly have known her; but one can
12see, just by the fixed, set, look in her face how much she has lived
13through & is still living through. It went more to my heart than if
14she looked frail & emotional.
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16 Barkley came over too for a day. What a dear sweet fellow he is, as
17sweet as when he was a boy. His wife was not with him, he cycled over.
18The little change did me much good.
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20 How is dear Freddy? I can’t bear to think of you both there in the
21cold & damp for the long winter. I wish you could go to Africa. If
22only you were near London that we could all go & see you for a day
23sometimes.
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25 Betty has had a cold but is all right again. She went to dinner at
26Palace Court tonight & now Margaret & Barkley there.
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28 Good bye, dear. My love to you both
29 Olive
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31 Mrs Brackenbury came to see me, but I was away at Parklands. I can’t
32bear to think that her dear old mother is gone. She was such a
33wonderful woman.
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