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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: E.B. Lloyd MSC 26/2.4.1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Friday 1914 ; Before End: 1916
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToE. Bertram Lloyd
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. This letter has been approximately dated by reference to the range of years when Schreiner was intermittently resident at St Mary Abbotts Terrace. The letter has been scored through on each sheet in a hand likely to be that of Cronwright-Schreiner.
1 30 St Mary Abbott's Terrace
2 Kensington
3 Friday
5 Dear Mr Lloyd
7 I know how busy you must be but I should like very much to meet you. I
8wonder if you could come & see me here some evening. I am living in
9one little room on the third floor, which is bedroom study kitchen &
10all the rest in one - but you won't mind that. If your musical women
11friend whom you told me of could come with you I should be very glad
12to see her. If you can't come here perhaps I could manage to come up &
13meet you somewhere. I am anxious to hear just what you are doing & if
14I could help your ^action^ in any way.
16 If ever you should hear of a small flat or rooms up your way you might
17let me know. The difficulty is the flat must be sunny & airy & near to
18the bus as I can't walk much & I cant go be under ground. Don't look
19for them please, but if you come across one ^&^ let me know I should be
20glad. I had a delightful half hour with dear old Edward last week.
22 Yours most sincerely
23 Olive Schreiner