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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/74
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJune 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 month and year have 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 My old Brother
3 I was disappointed to find you still looking so unfit on Sunday.
5 I had telephone twice in the week to know how you were, & the maids
6said ‘Better & gone to office!’ I do wish you’d try to get away
7for this week end to Portsmouth or some sea side place, & I wish you
8would try massage. I know of a splendid man. If you only had him on
9Sunday morning it would be something.
11 I hear there is a Cape mail in, but I have not letter from Cron which
12makes me rather anxious. He has never missed writing one week since I
13left & there ought to be three letters from him.
15 Good bye, dear
16 Your little sister
17 Ol