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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold1/Jan-July1919/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday July 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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.
1My dear old sister
3I tried to come & see you last night as I heard Ol & Edna with the
4Lochs were to dine at Dr Corthorns; but when I got to Victoria I had
5such angina I had just to come straight back home.
7I know how great to you is the loss of your dear old sister. Her face
8was the one you would most have looked to welcome you. I wish you
9could have been saved more sorrow now.
11You know, Fan, I feel even more parting with you than the two dear
12girls. We two each know what the other is feeling. I can’t believe
13he’s really gone, that I shall never see him again. It comes upon me
14continually like a new blow.
16I am going to try & see Ursie & the boy this afternoon.
18My love to you.