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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/170
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 February 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToMarsh’s Homes, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date of this letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1 Darling Wynnie
3 Will you please send the enclosed letters to Emma Earp. I don’t know
4her address It is too dreadful that her boy is gone just when they
5must have been expecting him back soon
7 We are expecting Oliver in a few weeks.
9 Erol is the second of our family go go with this terrible disease,
10which is raging here again.
12 It is bitterly cold & we are having heavier floods of rain than have
13been known in England in the memory of living man but I would rather
14have it than the heat & damp of the summer here. I’ll write a better
15letter soon. Give my love to Effie & to Arthur & all the little ones.
17 You know how I do love you.
19 Your little Auntie
20 Olive
22 I have not heard any news of the Musketts for a long long time.