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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/40
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date14 November 1915
Address FromMaer Lake, Bude, Cornwall
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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.
1Maer Lake
3North Cornwall
5My dear Betty
7Thank you for your card. I got worse in London so I’ve come on here.
8I have taken some rooms in Miss Hobhouses cottage, & when she goes
9away to Rome in about two weeks, I shall shall take over the cottage &
10her servant & stay on here for the winter. I think you would love this
11place – great bare granite cliff dropping sheer down to the sea,
12wild black rocks tossed about in the water. All this coast used to be
13a great place for smugglers & wreckers in the old days. There’s only
14a tiny funny little village. All the shops are with in half a minute
15of each other & there are only houses on one side of the street. This
16house is one of a little row which stands on the top of the cliff on
17the downs. The air is wonderful. The wind & storms here are tremendous
18the great Atlantic waves rolling in on the beach below I wish you were
19here, you would enjoy it so.
21Give my love to Mrs Murray & Lucy.
22Good bye dear.
25I’ve been so ill the last weeks. It’s so nice to feel like a human
26creature again.
28^Give my love to my darling Anna Purcell. I am so glad to hear Helen is
29teaching Margaretta.^