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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold3/1917/8
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 26 January 1917
Address From19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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. Schreiner was resident in Adam Street from the end of December 1916 to the end of March 1917.
1Friday
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3My dear Laddie
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5If I don’t come to lunch on Sunday it will be because some one from
6the country has come up to see me; but they many not come; in that
7case I’ll turn If not I’ll come in the afternoon & stay to supper
8(if you have room)
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10You must be over run with congratulations but I send you a bit from
11Miss Greene about it.
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13Miss Molteno also was delighted to hear about the P.C. ship.
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15Good bye dear.
16Olive
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Notation
Attached to this letter is an undated extract torn from a letter, in Alice Greene's hand-writing: 'I am glad about your brother & the P.C.! It shows they've got a little sense to give it him, for no-one could better deserve it. Dear love to you, darling Friend. Alice'.