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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday May 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, London
Address ToRondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The address the letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope, which has an illegible postmark. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Alexi,
2 The Park,
3 Hampstead
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5 Thursday
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7 My darling Betty
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9 What would I not give to see you & talk with you now. Deeper & deeper
10in blood shed & horror we sink here.
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12 Have you heard of the shooting of Mr Skepington. I suppose they shield
13the man who shot him, but if by any possibility they brought him in
14guilty, I have written to his wife to beg her to ask for his life. It
15would be the noblest monument to pacifism the world has any record of.
16Some one must begin to end this horror of hate & bloodshed I think
17that Liebknecht will yet be killed in Germany & many pacifists every
18where but a man couldnt do better than so.
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20 I hope your brother James is better Oliver came home for five days but
21has gone back to the trenches. Dot & Ursula leave for France on
22Wednesday
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24 My hearts love to you
25 Olive
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27 ^It brings back Hanover & de Aar & all I lived through then so terribly.^
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