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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Ruth Alexander MSC 26/2.1.11
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 December 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToKalk Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToRuth Alexander nee Schechter
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgware Rd
3 Dec 3rd 1917
5 My darling Ruth
7 A happy new year to you & yours. You were not at all well when last
8you wrote & it seems so long, so very long, since I heard of you. Is
9it true your brother is dead?
11 One doesn't know what to believe to-day the world is so full of lies.
13 Did you see my little allegory in the Fortnightly Review for November?
15 Good bye my dear dear friend.
16 Olive
18 Tell me about the children. Would your husband like me to go & see his
19mother? I should like to go & see her if I had her address.
For the allegory referred to, see: "Who Knocks at the Door?" Fortnightly Review November 1916, pp.641-5; it also appears in Stories, Dreams and Allegories.