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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 March 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, London
Address ToLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Who ToMay Murray Parker nee Murray
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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 and the address it was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
231 The Park
4London N
6Dear May
8Thankyou so much for your letter. I am indeed sorry to hear about your
9uncle James. I saw much of him at the time of the Boer War & got so
10fond of him Deep down there are I believe great powers of affection &
11goodness in his nature. A strange thing life is. I quite understand
12what you say about him & I hope it may be so. Of course I would
13mention nothing you s-aid to any one.
15Its a pity you cant get one of your dogs little pups!
17Is Kathleen still happy in her farm?
19How are you both. Has your hus-band found the cold do him no harm? How
20do you stand it? Its been terrible here. I never knew any thing like
21it in England before.
23Ive not heard from Betty for some time. Mrs Greathed wrote to me
24to-day to-day to say she had called on me at Kensington & found I had
25gone. Did I tell you I met her at my brothers & went, & had tea with
26her & afterwards & saw her two dear little girls. She’s just the
27kind of woman you would love.
29I’m very comfortable here, & so thankful to be in this beautiful
30peaceful place. Are you not perhaps coming to London again? Wh Did you
31see Barkley’s wife when you were in London I wonder? I’m so glad
32to hear he’s happy.
34Thanks for what you told me about ?Glen Lyon. It was just what I
37Good bye, dear, I do long to see you again
38Olive Schreiner