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Letter ReferenceColenso Papers, MSS. Afr. s. 1293/8, 6
ArchiveBodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies, Rhodes House, University of Oxford
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: October 1914 ; Before End: December 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToSophie Colenso nee Frankland (m.1880)
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The Project is grateful to the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their Special Collections. The year has been written on the letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions from late October 1914 to late July 1915. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel
2De Vere Gardens, W.
3Telephone: 3675 Kensington. Telegram: Apartment, London
5Dear Mrs Colenso
7I got your wire & note this morning. But I had an engagement I had to
8keep & could not telephone to you as you gave no address But I shall
9try to be back by four, a little before, I hope. If I don’t come don’t
10wait. I shall be so sorry if I miss you. I shall surely be in at 5.
12Yours sincerely
13Olive Schreiner