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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date18 October 1915
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
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. Schreiner was resident at Llandrindod Wells between late July and late October 1915.
1Dear Fan,
3I’m glad there came letters from the children for the 20 th I guess
4they were all talking & thinking of you in Africa.
6I’m glad our boy was well on the date of his last, & going to have a
7little rest. Sometimes it comes on as something I can’t believe,
8that Ollie, our little Ollie boy of the old days, is really in the
11I wonder if Dumps Tompson has come. I’ll be so glad to see her again.
12 I’m feeling quite sad at the thought of leaving this dear place. I
13think in spite of the fog I’d stay on for another week only I’ve
14got two Engagement in London to go to dinner on Wednesday & Thursday
15evenings. I dread those dark streets, they make one so sad.
17Cron writes that the drought is something too awful at de Aar. The
18heat & sand choaking. If only he could get something to do in England,
19but there’s no hope of that. I make no plans for the future, I just
20plough on from day to day.
22Love to my dear old brother: & to Bill when you write. & to you dear