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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box8/Fold4/MMPr/AssortedCorres/FredPL/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateOctober 1914
Address FromThe Windsor, 61 & 62 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, London
Address To
Who ToFrederick (‘Fred’) Pethick-Lawrence
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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. A typescript only of this letter is available. The transcription here follows this typescript and includes any uncertain dates, ellipses, mistakes and so on. Schreiner stayed briefly in Durrant’s Hotel in late October 1914.
1 The Windsor Hotel
2 Lancaster Ggate
3 nd
5 Thanks for the cutting much. I was very ill at Hythe & had to come up.
6I am staying here for the present, but hope on Saturday I may be able
7to get into other quarters at Durrants Hotel George Street Manchester
8Square, but I may have to stay on here if I can’t get a room. I’ll
9let you know my movements. Please come and see me some day when I am
10settled. I want to talk to you about the Peace Movement here.
12 Later. I send you the letter to Mrs ...? wife of the owner of the New
13York Times
. I will try and write a few words for the meeting. I am
14here for the present but may be leaving for Durrants Hotel tomorrow.
15But if you should write address c/o Mrs Smith, 4 Gloucester Place, who
16will always know where I am.
18 I have much terrible news from the Cape. Things are very bad in every
20 Goodbye.