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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold2/Aug-Dec1919/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday November 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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 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.
1Sunday
2
3Darling Betty I am sending you Mrs Murray’s letter to me. Please
4return it
. She’s such a dear splendid woman I dream how nice it
5would be in that little house she offers me at her farm – but I
6shall never get there
7
8It is one of the most rainy days I have known in England, it has
9poured all day. If it is so with you, Alice has not got out. Is Sir
10Graham Greene coming to see her again.
11
12I had a letter from dear Anna Purcell. Her health seems very much
13broken down.
14
15There are two very good articles in this month’s Nineteenth Century.
16I’l am so glad the nurse is so nice.
17
18Good bye my darling Betty. Take care of yourself
19Olive
20
21Was not Mrs Lawrence’s little letter good?
22
Notation
The 'very good articles' which Schreiner comments were in 'this month's' Nineteenth Century cannot be established with certainty, but articles in the November 1919 (vol 85) issue which could have appealed to Schreiner are: William Ewart "The Young Men of England" (pp.797-811); Rose Bradley "Women After the War" (pp.836-44) and V. Poliakoff "Democracy in Russia" (pp.881-8). Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence's 'little letter' cannot be traced.