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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold3/Jan-Feb1920/33
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 23 February 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Who ToMay Murray Parker nee Murray
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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 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.
1Monday
2
3Dearest May
4
5I thought perhaps you would like to see what Ursie says about Mrs
6Molteno
(your uncle Charley’s wife) & Margaret
7
8Return the bit of her letter to me. I have been in bed ten days but
9was able to get up yesterday & to-day was able for the first time to
10go & see Edna & the baby. Its too beautiful to see Olivers delight in it.
11
12I do hope you are feeling much better again my darling May; you are
13always doing too much for others to give yourself time to take care of
14yourself. The last time I was out it was to see Dr Markle Markel with
15Eva Greene. He spoke so warmly of you both & of Llandrindod.
16
17Good bye, dear. My love to you & Mrs Molteno & Freddie.
18Olive
19
20There is going to be a Bach festival here in March. I do hope I shall
21be able to go to some of the concerts I do love Bach so. But
22but walking even as far as the bus is getting very difficult for me,
23without an attack of angina coming on. They all want me to go out to
24the Cape but I can’t look so far.
25
26Aunt Betty seems really happy at Trevone, but yet, I don’t want her
27to stay to long.
28
Notation
The enclosed 'bit of her letter' is no longer attached.