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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/72
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 2 December 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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 has 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.
1 Sunday night
3 Darling Betty
5 Do try & come to see me tomorrow night I have something so interesting
6to tell you & I am not able to come & see you.
8 My dear love I can’t let you go on paying for your room here. I am
9too ill now to be able to go about with you to meetings or be any good
10to to you, or any one. Perhaps if I could have the treatment three
11times a week as I had last year I should get better. but I shouldn’t
12be much good any how. Last night dear Hodgson offered to take me to
13any theatre I liked, & I have longed for so many months to go to a
14theatre, but at the last moment I couldn’t go & was back here by by
15seven thirty. I missed so not seeing your beautiful face; but I know
16its only selfishness I want to tell you something I heard today.
18 Good bye dear.
19 Olive