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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 11 October 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToEastcliff, St James, Kalk Bay, Western Cape
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 address this letter 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.
1Oct 11th 1919
2Sunday afternoon
4Dear old sister
6I hear there may be a boat going this week so am writing again in that
7hope. It is more than four weeks since we had any letter from Africa.
9It is a pouring rainy afternoon: it has rained without leaving off all day!
11I saw Ol & Edna for a few minutes yesterday. Ol is looking so much
12better, quite filling out & like his old self. He is working very hard.
13 I’ve only seen him once besides since you left.
15I have such a funny feeling, that if I went down to Cadogan Square I
16would find you all there. But I take care never to go to that part of
19Its Please tell me all the little bits of news. You don’t know how
20it will all interest me. Give my love to Keitje Silke & to Hammy & to
21Kitty if you see her. Tell Kitty she’s going to have a very nice
22little daughter in law if Phil marries his little girl. I like her, much.
24I haven’t seen any one since you left except Is-abella Ford. Miss
is still in Cornwall with Miss Greene.
27Good bye, dear, I am looking forward to a letter from Las Palmas.
30Give my love to our dear old Bill.