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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/18
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 June 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToMinnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections.
1 Address - 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgeware Rd
3 London
4 June 15th 1920
7 My darling Friend
9 Soon you will be losing your Andre, but she will not be going far from
10you, that's the great comfort. Is she to be married in September? Are
11Bobbie & Kathie in Cape Town? I am sailing for Africa on the 13th of
12August - I think the ship is the Dunvegan. I have taken my passage. I
13do hope you will be coming down to Cape Town soon. I do long so to see
14your face.
16 You know I dread going out to the Cape. The dear voice & the dear face
17that were always the first to greet me in the Docks when I landed, I
18shall never hear or see again. Africa will never be the same to me
19again he was my great stand by in life. And if ever I go to Graaff
20Reinet there will be another dear & beloved soul missing. But I must
21go. I can't face another winter alone in this room. I don't know where
22I shall get rooms in Cape Town but just for the first days I'll go to
23my little niece Mrs Scott at Birzana Plumstead, & Ruth Alexander is
24looking out to try & find rooms rooms. Perhaps next winter I will be
25able to come up to Graaff Reinet for a little time. Do write & tell me
26all your news. If you able to write when you get this I will still get
27it before I sail in August. If Bob & Kathie are in Cape Town please
28ask them to come & see me if they have time. How is the farming going
29on? How far will Andre be from you?
31 Good bye, my dear dear love to you
32 Olive
34 I think I told you my dear friend Miss Greene had died of cancer. She
35was so fond of your sister.