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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date20 April 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
6April 20th 1915
8Darling Lucy
10Thank you for your sweet birthday letter just received tonight I came
11just when I needed it, dear. Like There are Times when a word or a
12letter, these may mean more than the speaker or sender can understand
13just because of some special need.
15I have not got the children’s picture yet. I expect it will come
18Give my love to Ted when you see him. He does remind me of Betty, the
19same large out going-ness. I have not heard from either Betty or Alice
20for three weeks not even a post card. But I have no right to complain
21who write so seldom & such worthless letters – but it is hard to
22write now.
24I was going to Holland on Saturday to attend the Womans International
25conference at the Hague but the government has refused to let us go.
26Its rather a bitter disappointment.
28It is still very foggie & dark in London, like winter rather than
29spring. It has been pouring with rain to-day.
31Good bye dear
32Yours ever & ever