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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/24
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 October 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Who ToMay Murray Parker nee Murray
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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 is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address this letter was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Darling May
3Could you on the enclosed card put the address to the Dentist I had at
4Llandrindod if he is practicing in London. I enclose a card addressed
5to lose no time.
7I like that book you sent me so. I’m going to lend it to Alice
. Have you read a novel by “Tagore” the Indian, called the
9“Home & the World” I think you would like it. // I am quite sure
10that Freddie was right, that my whole system is poisoned, which is the
11cause of all my trouble. One doctor I know thinks that practically all
12heard disease is caused by poison in the system – but how to get it
15Betty is still with Miss Greene. I had a letter from her this morning.
16Alice is no better I judge.
18I’ve seen dear “little” Lucy several times lately. She came to
19see me before she left for Mrs Greatheads. She a dear beautiful child,
20so sincere & open, & very pretty. I know you & Freddie would love her.
21Do come to London for a visit.
The book sent by May Murray Parker cannot be established, while the book Schreiner refers to is: Rabindranath Tagore (1919) The Home and the World London: Macmillan & Co.