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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday September 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at 9 Porchester Place between April 1917 and August 1920, when she returned to South Africa.
1Sunday
2
3My darling Betty
4
5Your face has haunted me; the last two days it look so worn & full of
6pain. I couldn’t ask you if you had any bad news of any kind, I felt
7you were in that state in which it would only trouble you you if I
8spoke. Oh my darling, it is hard how little we can do to help those we
9love. Alice told me you & Hellen were such angels of goodness to her,
10& I know it will help you to be her beloved pres-ence.
11
12I have not been able to go to Fan’s to-day, & have seen no one & no news.
13
14I send you a cutting out of last nights “Star”. I am so thankful to
15think you are getting good food, & picture you sitting out in the
16garden beside Alice.
17
18My love to you both
19Olive
20
21Did you see Mrs Solomon before you left. There was something evidently
22troubling her on the day we were there. She was very much strained.
23
24Did Eva come on Friday? Do sent me if you feel able a post card to say
25how it goes.
26
Notation
The enclosed newspaper cutting is no longer attached.