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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/24
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 9 May 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in St Mary Abbotts Terrace for some weeks during April and May 1914. The end of the letter is missing, or perhaps by mistake Schreiner has not written its final word.
1Saturday morning
3Dear Laddie
5I posted a letter to you last night to Oliver’s care. Ive just got
6yours. It will be too splendid to come & be there with you. If the
7Pethick Lawrences can bring me back early enough on Monday, I’d like
8to come visiting but I think as they have to motor me to Elizabeth
9Robins house in the country (who is staying in by a three months old
10appointment to meet me) I shall not get back to town till late on
11Monday & will then come on Tuesday. I’ll wire the train.
13It looks like pouring rain but I don’t think we’ll have set in rain at
14this time of year.
16Alice sends her love.
18Thine ever
21I have only spent one, not whole day in Cambridge & saw my little
22[word or page/s missing]