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Letter ReferenceJoyce Newton Thompson BC 643/B23.1
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday April 1917 ; Before End: December 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToCyril Newton Thompson
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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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from April 1917 to August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1 9 Porchester Place Edgware Rd (close to Marble Arch.)
2 Its a little street between Oxford Sq & Connaught Sq
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4 Monday
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6 Dear Cyril,
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8 It it distresses me to see you looking so ill, & changed. You must
9have undergone a terrible strain. I think you ought to have a long
10time of complete rest.
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12 I have to go this morning to Richmond & tomorrow morning to Hampstead.
13But after that I shall be at home every morning. Could you come on
14Wednesday about 11 or any other day if that doesn’t suit you.
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16 It is something to be thankful for that at last you are here. I like
17your brother’s face so much.
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19 Do rest all you can.
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21 Yours ever
22 Olive Schreiner
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