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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold1/Jan-July1919/8
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 May 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 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.
1May 23rd 1919
3My darling May
5A very nice woman who has given me some heart massage (she’s very
6clever) wants to go for a rest to Wales in July, & has asked me about
7your terms I can’t give them her as I dont know just what they are.
8She would like too another of your picture cards, as the one I gave
9her she gave to another doctor.
11Her address is
12Miss Griden
139 Alexander Sq
14London S W. 2.
15I think she can afford to pay well. I told her Freddie’s advice
16would be included in the terms, whatever they were.
18I spent two such delightful days at Park Lands this week. Dear Mrs
came & fetched me in the motor & brought me back so I had no
20walk-ing ^at all^, & they took me to see Wallis’s burial place at
21Compton. It was like life from the dead getting out of London &
22breathing the pure air.
24They were so delightful with Islay’s baby. They motored over to see
25it. Every one says it’s a lovely child.
27I am getting less & less & able to walk without an attack of angina
28coming on, & I realize more than I ever could before all dear Freddy
29suffers in not being able freely to walk. I do hope the visit to
30Africa will do him good.
32I saw Margaret yesterday looking more sweet & lovely than ever.
34Good bye dear
37^Love to Miss Greene. I don’t write to her because I think she wants rest^