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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/59
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Kensington Place Mansions & Hotel,
2 De Vere Gardens, W.
4 My dear Alice,
6 I went on Sunday to Berkhampstead. Your sister-in-law Eva ^& your
7sister Hellen^ met me at the station in the motor & took me first to
8see the family at the college. then we went up to her house, & I saw
9your sister Polly & all the dear charming children. Oh the baby is
10such a love, Alice, really a baby in a thousand.
12 I did have a splendid day. I went up to see Hellen’s sweet little
13cottage, so dry & high & full of light & beauty. I don’t know which
14I admired most that or the big artistic house below.
16 A charming friend of Hellen’s was there too who lives with her. Of
17course we talked of you. I didn’t know when I have had such a happy
18day. I felt so in union with them all
20^Your sister Hellen has a beautiful little room ready for your. Come
21soon ^
22 Olive
24 Give my love to my darling Betty. Ted Molteno tells me my out look &
25her's are much the same.