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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/19
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday October 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
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 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.
3Dear Betty
5I saw Dr Ettie Sayer today. She was telling me of a man in Hull whom
6she hears cures cancer he comes up to London one day a week. I have
7not much faith but I thought I’d tell you & you could see her about
8it when you come up.
10Your dear kind brother Percy sent me a bunch of lovely Cape Gladioli &
11some lovely fruit; the first fruit I really been able to eat this year.
12 The stuff in the shops is so hard & sour it makes me ill.
14The strike is over - the men have won. It means a great deal for the
15whole labour movement. I had to have a treatment from Dr Sayer today
16as I cannot walk about any more. I was sorry not to go to the great
17Albert Hall meeting last night. There will be another next Sunday,
18with ?Smilie &c speaking.
20I had a letter from Fan ^written^ just as the boat was sailing &
21she’ll write again from Las Palmas. How beautiful to get away from
22this world; I’m so glad they are gone for their sakes.
24Good bye dear one. Tell Alice I’m always thinking of her.