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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/38
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 2 August 1916
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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, while the name of its addressee has been surmised from content. Schreiner was resident at Llandrindod Wells between mid June and mid September 1916.
5Thanks for letter & news. I’m so glad its his right arm not the left.
6That seems a curious thing to say, but its true!! I shall be so glad
7to know he’s in England.
9I didn’t know what a strain I was living under till it was removed.
10I’m quite better the last two days & have actually been writing a
11little. I seemed always waiting for a wire to come. Oh for the many to
12whom the wire does come!
14I have just heard from Mrs Baerlein. Her third has just returned from
15Salinica where he has been on active service for 12 months having
16undergone a severe operation. The eldest son is in Russia. She sends
17greetings to you. She has written to ask me to try & get rooms for her
18& her husband here in the middle of August. It will be nice to see her.
19 Except May & her husband I’ve I never see any one. Thanks for the
20copy of the Morning Post. The Colonel seems a jolly large spirited old
21chap. What date was Oliver wounded. There’s no mention of his name yet
22in the lists of wounded. It makes one feel how many there must be one
23hears nothing of. I have now only one wish to hear the boy is with you.
The comment about ‘actually writing a little’ refers to the never completed ‘The Dawn of Civilization’.