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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold2/Misc/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 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, year and the name of the addressee 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.
1Dearest
2
3I was so sorry I didn’t see you this morning. I had to go to see
4Will off. His Doctor was there. I ask him if he thought Will better:
5he said a little better than last week, as he couldn’t possibly have
6travelled then. He had a whole side & plenty of cushions to lie down
7all the way.
8
9Please leave me a paper saying by what trainat what hour we start
10for Islays on Tues-day.
11
12I wish you were coming with me, but one can never speak of the war to
13Alice. I don’t mind, as long as I have some human companionship. I
14shall be back early on Monday morning.
15
16I wish I could go to the meeting on Sunday, but you will be able to
17tell me
18
19^all about it.^
20
21Much love Olive
22