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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold3/1917/3
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 13 January 1917
Address From19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London
Address ToClarence House, Tavistock Square, Camden, London
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 of this letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address and the name of the addressee it was sent to. The poem Schreiner refers to cannot be established.
1^19 Adam St Portman Sq^
4Dear I would have been to see you, but I knew I shouldn’t find you
5in. I expect you have been at your brother’s or with Alice at
6Harston. I hope you had a good time with George & May. I am I went to
7the Station to night to see Lyndall & Ursie off to France, where they
8return to their hospital.
10Have you seen a beautiful poem in the Fortnightly for this month by
11Woodhouse, & another in the New Statesman for of Jan the 13th Jan The
12two poems, one by a German & one by an English-man are so curiously
13like in tone. Get them you will like them.
15I am hungering to see you. I hope the new dress met with approval. I
16must get one too, but op oh the horror of being fitted!
18Good Bye
The poem by Woodhouse referred to is: E.A. Woodhouse (1917) "Before Ginchy" Fortnightly Review January 1917 pp.1-3. However, no poem by Woodhouse can be traced in any of the January 1917 issues of the New Statesman.