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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: E.B. Lloyd MSC 26/2.4.2
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 30 July 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 c/o Dr Parker
2 Llandrindod Wells
3 Wales
4 Friday
6 Dear Mr Lloyd
8 I have just got your letter. Had I heard about yours friends rooms I
9should certainly have gone to see them before I left London. Now I am
10here, & shall be staying here for some time if it suits me. Does your
11friend want to let the rooms at once; or might they still be free if I
12come later? I could not take them without having seen them - that is
13the pity, because some places I can't breathe in,. & I is it near a
14bus that comes to London? It would be so very nice if I could take
15them. I would If I can't take them, but know of a nice woman who would
16take care of her furniture &c would she like me to tell her of the
17rooms? I have a friend from the Cape shortly coming to London whom
18they might suit. I am just having a dress made here, just because the
19man is a German (naturalized) but because of his German name no one
20has gone to him for months so I at once went & ordered a dress.,
21^though I cant afford it.^ One can't get away from the sorrow of the war
22even here. There is just the same hatred & bitterness as in London.
24 I am staying with friends here so for me its very delightful. I shall
25be so glad to meet you again when I come later to London. It will be
26good to have some one who can understand to talk to. I did not see or
27hear from Kate Salt after that evening you were there together. I hope
28your friend will have a safe journey to Germany & soon return.
30 What are the terms for your friend's room? Are they in a pretty airy
31open place?
33 Yours sincerely
34 Olive Schreiner