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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold2/Misc/7
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateAugust 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Content indicates the addressee is Betty Molteno. Schreiner was resident at 9 Porchester Place between April 1917 and August 1920, when she returned to South Africa.
1Dear, I enclose a letter Mrs Solomon sent me & asked me to enclose to
2you. I’ve given her your address.
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4It is pouring with rain here. I’ve seen no one since you went, but
5shall try to go & see Fan on Sunday. The time for their coming comes
6so near. I can’t tell you what it means to me. There has been no
7mail from the Cape for two weeks.
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9I hope the weather is better in Cornwall than here.
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11Good bye “Alles ten besten” as our old Boers say
12Olive
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