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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/88
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 19 December 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, 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. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel
5De Vere Gardens, W.
7Dear Laddie
9If you’ll do Norman Angel’s book up & leave it with the Hall
10Porter at your hotel, I prize it as & I’ll call for it ^as I pass one day.^
11I prize it as it’s the copy he himself gave me. It was good to see
12you all.
14I know I shouldn’t have sent you a book without your asking for it.
15I do so hate being forced to do up books & address them. But I thought
16it would interest you, & one doesn’t see it every where
18It was nice to see the dear children. I felt I had to go as it was
19perhaps my only chance of seeing them.
21Good bye, dear. If I find better quarters I’ll let you know. I am
22going up on Sunday (tomorrow) morning to look at rooms ) Do I have
23heard of. My love to you dear old man.
26Our Ursie seems to grow prettier as she grows older. She’ll be at
27her finest about 35 when many women are quite faded
The book referred to is likely to be: Norman Angell (1903) Patriotism Under Three Flags London: WT. Fisher Unwin.