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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/15
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 23 August 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To59 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The address the letter was sent to is on an attached envelope, which also provides the name of the addressee.
1Llandindod Wells
4Dear, I hope you are all keeping quite better, & that your weekend was
5pleasant. I often think you must miss all your many friends at the
6Cape; but being near the old man & nearer the three children will I
7know make up to you for all.
9I hope there is good news from the boy. I have half a feeling the war
10will end before the winter now, though I have always felt it would go
11on for two or more years.
13May send her love to you. It is so nice & restful being here with her
14& her kindly pleasant husband. They make me feel they really want to
15have me, & that makes it so pleasant.
17We have had a beautiful day today the finest we have had since I came
18here. Hardly a cloud in the sky. I wish it was not so far off that
19Will & you could come for a week-end, but its a long journey. I quite
20dread the thought of the winter rains coming on so that I have to
23God bye, dear. Love to the Old Man.
25I’ve been rather anxious about Zeps for London lately, but really
26the danger is almost nothing. I wish one could reasonably feel other
27dangers were as small!
29Yours with love