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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 September 1915
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod 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. This letter is on printed headed notepaper. The address it was sent to is derived from an attached envelope, while the date is provided by its postmark.
1Trevaldwyn,
2Llandrindod Wells.
3
4Dear Fan
5
6It was good of you to write when I know you must have so many letters
7to send off every week. But I had been somehow so anxious. If it
8hadn’t been so expensive I’d have been down to London just for the
9day to see how you were. I wasn’t anxious about z the Zeps = there
10isn’t one chance in millions of any ones being hit by them, but I
11felt as if there was something wrong.
12
13I’m going to tea on Friday (the first time Ive been anywhere since I
14came) to a Dr Worthingtons. His mother is here, & says she knows Dot &
15you & wants to meet me. I think she must be the mother of Phillis
16Corringden Dots friend, & Dr Worthington her brother. I shall like to
17see some one who knows you.
18
19Do you know some people called Wilson at the Cape? Victor Molteno,
20James Molteno’s son in the nNavy is engaged to one of the daughters.
21One daugh son married Dr ?Carsilon’s daughter. I don’t think I
22ever met people of that name at the Cape. May doesn’t know them
23either. I hear Offies ^de Villiers^ brother has a
24
25^sentence of four years’ imprisonment He has a wife & four small
26children But I think I told you all my news from the Cape in my last.^
27
28I must go to the station now to meet Miss Brackenbury.
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30Love to you from Olive
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