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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold1/Jan-July1919/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 6 June 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToLlandrindodd Wells, Wales
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Friday
2
3My dear Laddy
4
5I am always thinking of you. I do hope you get out for a little drive
6every day. However tired ^feel^ you will find it do you more good than
7any thing else. I always felt another person for two days if I had got
8up to the top of the golf course. The air is so life giving there &
9the view cheers one. One must keep ones spirits up when the old heart
10is weak: it does the heart direct good.
11
12I go to see Ursie & her boy every day. They are getting on splendidly.
13Ursie looks as if she’d never been ill. You will be proud of your
14grandson: he’s a fine little fellow. I love him so I can’t stop
15away from him. I did not see Dot.
16
17I am so glad you are having the massage. Especially having the legs &
18back relieve one. The massage of the arms & stomach should be very
19gentle
.
20
21Rolf Reitz came to see me yesterday & took me out to tea with him.
22He’s a fine boy – quite as liberal as you or I are not on the
23native question. His has a broad, strong, affectionate nature. Spoke
24so lovingly of old Denys. He said, “We differ in politics but it
25doesn’t make my affection for him less. He’s as sincere & straight
26in sticking to his side as I am to mine.” He returns to Holland on
27Monday.
28
29Give my love to Fan. Ask her to let me know if you have any news of
30Oliver.
31
32After the terrible heat we are having a day of hot pouring rain here;
33but its better than the heat we’ve had. I wish I could look in &
34play coon-can with you. Anything to stop one thinking too much over
35things.
36
37Good bye my own old Brother
38Ol
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