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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/33
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday November 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.
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4Darling Betty
6You are ever with me. I know all you are living through, but you have
7this, that you know you are a great joy & help to her.
9I send you a letter of Anna Purcell’s to Cron which you might like to
10see. Return it to me.
12I got a dear letter from Eva this morning.
14I have a death notice from unreadable Germany telling me of the death
15of my dear friend Vraw Mayer-Doss’s husband. She told me in her last
16that the war had broken his heart.
18Edna & Oliver have come back looking so well & bright after their
19lovely holiday. I saw them for a minute last night.
21Good night dear. May my beloved Alice sleep peacefully tonight. Eva
22tells me she has little actual agony. Oh I am so thankful.