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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold3/1917/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 December 1917
Address Fromc/o Standard Bank, 10 Clements Lane, Lombard Street, London
Address To
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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.
1^Address Standard Bank, 10 Clements Lane, Lombard Street, London^
29 Por
3Dec 3rd 1917
4
5Dear Lucy,
6
7A happy New Year to you all, & a joyful Xmas. I think so often of you,
8but am not able to write much. Give my love to dear Ted if you see him.
9 Oliver is away fighting in Mesopotamia. My brother had a letter from
10him last week, but it is two months old. Dot is still nursing in
11France & has signed on for another 6 months, till next June.
12
13Ursula is living with her parents here, there is no hope of her
14husband having a holiday till next February, when he will perhaps come
15over from France for 10 days. Its hard for the dear little woman.
16Every week we hear of more of the men we know being killed. Percy
17Lewis
is very ill in hospital here, with a shattered leg.
18
19I have some hope my darling May & Freddie will come to London when
20George Murray come over for his holiday. I love them both so much.
21
22I’ve no other news, dear.
23
24Good bye. Thank you for all your wonderful love & kindness to me in
25the past.
26Olive
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