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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold4/Jan-June1915/24
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 April 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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Legend
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.
3
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel
5De Vere Gardens, W.
6
7Dear Betty
8
9Jane Addams & Dr Jacobs & some other women who were at the Hague
10conference are here. I wish you could see Jane Addams. It would be
11worth your while to go all the way to America just to see her face,
12the beautiful calm & strength of the face so deeply lined with all the
13cares & sorrows of her fellow men. One who has done so much actual
14practical work for her fellows. Love seems to be written on every line
15of her face, & with it such balance, such strong sense of humour. I am
16going to her meeting at Kingsway Hall tonight to be on the platform.
17This is a large public meeting - we have had two private ones already.
18I wish you were here. I am working at my thing on war. Please send
19this note to Ruth Alexander because I haven’t time to write to her
20this post my dear love to you both
21
22Olive
23
Notation
Betty Molteno has written on this letter:

^Please return to me^ EM Molteno
?Lyden Cottage


The ‘thing on war’ Schreiner refers to, given the date of this letter, is probably her never completed ‘The Dawn of Civilization’.