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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 15 September 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToHarston House, Harston, Cambridgeshire
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 has been written on in an unknown hand, while the address it was sent to is provided by an attached envelope. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Sunday afternoon
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3Betty dear, you’ll have wondered why I didn’t write, but I’ve
4been in bed since Wednesday with Bronchitis. Ive not seen any one &
5have no news only much love to you & Alice. I hope you’ve had long
6tramps & picked Blackberries Its so beautiful to think of you two
7together there.
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9Olive
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11I’ve had long letters from Oliver & Ursula.
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