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Letter ReferenceJames Mackenzie BC 1/A1.2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1 November 1917
Address Fromc/o Standard Bank, 10 Clements Lane, Lombard Street, London
Address To
Who ToEthel Friedlander m. Herrman (1919)
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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.
1 c/o Standard Bank
2 10 Clements Lane
3 Lombard St
4 London
5 Nov 1st 1917
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7 Dear Ethel Friendlander
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9 I was glad to get your note & will write at once to your friend to the
10address you gave me. But New York, Lincoln, seems rather vague. I hope
11he will get the letter. I will be glad to see him & introduce him to
12some of my friends if he comes to London.
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14 I hope you find your work interesting. I should find it very
15interesting. When people talk of the inferior intelligence of the
16native child, they forget how much of our real education we gain
17unconsciously as young children in our own homes I have often wondered
18how you were getting on & what you were doing. My husband told me you
19were teaching in Cape Town, that was the last news I had of you. My
20little niece Ursula Schreiner, who used to know you, has lately got
21married to a doctor who was the head of the hospital in which she
22nursed in France. She is in England now but he is still in France
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24 I never forget that pot of Kaviar (do I spell it right?) which you
25brought me once at de Aar when I was so ill, & which did me much good!
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27 I hope my dear child all goes very well with you.
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29 Yours ever
30 Olive Schreiner
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