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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Ruth Alexander MSC 26/2.1.13
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 September 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToHillbrow, St James, 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 Sep 6 Sep 7th 1919
2 9 Porchester Place
3 Edgware Rd
4 London N
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6 Darling Ruth, it will be so beautiful if you come. It seems to good to
7be true. Don't wait too long or you mayn't see me. I will do all I can
8to get you a room in the house in which I am, & if that can't be, near
9by. Rooms are almost impossible to get in London now.
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11 Let me know as soon as you can when to expect you.
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13 I have written to Miss ?Rostovsky at the address you gave.
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15 My sister-in-law & the children go out to Africa next week. It is very
16hard to part with them especially my sister-in-law. Oh Ruth dear, life
17is sad. But one must fight it to the end
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19 I hope the children grow well.
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21 Oliver's wife seems a very nice woman, & she seems to make him very
22happy, but I don't see much of them.
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24 Good bye. Come soon
25 Olive
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27 ^I long to see all my friends in Africa, but you most of all.^
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