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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold1/Jan-July1919/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 24 March 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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Legend
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.
1Wednesday
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3My dear old sister
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5The stockings are so fine & warm & the handkerchiefs are just what I
6was needing, as all my old ones are going into holes. I knew where
7your thoughts were yesterday, dear. You did give all your children a
8beautiful childhood. As they grow older & older they will all realize
9more & more what a dear devoted little mother they had.
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11Good bye, dear. We had such a happy day yesterday as happy as it could
12be for us.
13Olive
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15I am writing to Bill & Olly tonight.
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