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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/29
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 7 November 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. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident at Llandrindod Wells between late July and late October 1915, so the card is likely to have been delayed in the postal system.
1Saturday
2
3Dear Fan
4
5I hope the bombs didn’t come anywhere near you, & distress you in
6any way. The wildest reports are going about here – that all Broad
7Street in the City was destroyed – that no end of bombs fell on
8Golder’s Green & Hampstead, & that no end of people were killed
9there too. If the government could only understand how much better it
10was to tell the truth simply about things. When no one believes you,
11at last nothing you say matters.
12
13I hope you have late news from Ol. There seems to have been more
14fighting in France lately. I had a note from Dot yesterday. They seem
15well & happy & she loves my dear blue Mediterranean Sea.
16
17Good bye dear. Just drop me a post card or ask Muriel to if she is
18back with you, as I hope she is. Give her my love.
19Yours ever
20Olive
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22I am as happy here as I could be anywhere while this war goes on. The
23dear Parkers are very charming.
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