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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold3/1917/18
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToGeorgiana Solomon nee Thompson
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Dear Mrs Solomon
3It was so good to see your dear brave face. Of course I should be so
4glad to see you Daisy any time you could come to see me. Th I will try
5to come on Saturday if I can.
7I know you & Daisy wont forget me if at any time you should hear of
8rooms anywhere to to got high up in Hampstead but near a bus.
10I seem choaking down here in the fog. One large bedroom would be
11enough if I couldn’t get a sitting rom. The bedroom is the only
12thing that matters to me. I could climb to the second floor, but not
13higher Don’t trouble about it of course, dear friend, but if you
14should hear of them, remember me.
16Poor Platje looked so tired!
18Yours ever