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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 28 August 1915
Address FromLlandrindod 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. Schreiner first stayed in Llandrindod Wells from late July to late October 1915, and then again from mid June to mid September 1916.
1 Saturday evening
3 My dear old Man
5 Monday will be your birthday; but a very empty & sorrowful one to you,
6I fear, with all the young one’s absent, not even one with you. Our
7boy in the trenches will send many thoughts to you. We have lived
8through strange & sad things in the course of our lives.
10 I was sorry to hear of Lily Orpen’s death. She was a woman with many
11fine & even noble qualities; marred by a want of mental balance.
13 I hope next year will see you with all your young ones round you, dear.
15 My "big" love to you,
16 Olive