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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold3/Jan-Feb1920/12
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 23 January 1920
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 of this letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
3Dearest May
5I feel you were quite right not to go. Don’t trouble your dear heart
6about it. I’m sure it was right.
8Do you know if Barkly ever writes to Betty? I nearly wrote to ask him
9to write a little letter of sympathy to her, but I don’t know his
10address & I didn’t like to – you could it it do it much better. A
11letter from him would be such a treasure to her. Nothing but love can
12help one in such times
14I got a lovely letter from dear Lucy (your uncle Charles’s wife)
15today. Oh how my heart longs to see them all in South Africa.
17Good bye, dear. Love to you both. When I can’t lie down at night I
18think of Freddie.