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Letter ReferenceColenso Papers, MSS. Afr. s. 1293/8, 16-17
ArchiveBodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies, Rhodes House, University of Oxford
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1 April 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToSophie Colenso nee Frankland (m.1880)
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The Project is grateful to the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their Special Collections.
19 Porchester Place
2Edgeware Rd
4April 1st 1919
6Dear Mrs Colenso
8It is ages since I had any news of any of you. I often have wondered
9how the world went with you. I hope if ever you are coming to town I
10may see you.
12I am writing to ask a favour of you. I have a little niece, Mrs Scott
13lately married to a Dr in the who’s been in the army. She is expecting
14her first little baby next June & longs to get out of London for a
15month or six weeks to a quiet country place, to rest. She wants much a
16tiny cottage I have been trying to find her one every where, but tiny
17country cottages seem almost impossible to get near London Do you
18perhaps, by any chance know of one in or near Amersham? Or is there a
19quiet country fied hotel there where she might get quarters. It would
20be no use her going to a noisy town hotel, but sometimes little Inn’s
21in a village are quite nice & restful.
23Please forgive my troubling you, but I know you won’t mind telling me
24if you know of one.
26Give my kindest greetings to your daughters. I should so much like to
27know how the world has gone with you all.
29Yours ever
30Olive Schreiner