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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/38
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 5 September 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.
1 Llandrindodd Wells
2 Wales
3 Sunday
5 Dear Will,
7 I send you a bit of Cron’s letter. Do you know where one can get the
8picture post cards of you he mentioned? Perhaps they were done in Cape
9Town. If you know where one could get them please send me a couple.
11 I hope our boy does well.
13 Mrs Baerleins son who was has had such a bad time in Egypt Serbia &
14Galipooly, & ended up by having appendicitis & being operated on in a
15tent came here to say good bye last week. He seems to me to me quite
16unfit to go back to the front. If I write unreadable
18 I shall perhaps go & spend a couple of weeks with the Mosers at
19Bradford when I leave this, spending a day with the Baerleins at
20Manchester on my way, Mrs Moser is a splendid woman, though so rich a
21socialist. She has Ettie’s largeness of heart, with a critical
22balanced intellect which our darling had not.
24 I think Miss Greene & Miss Molteno are coming to England for a month
25or six weeks, & of course I am delighted.
27 Well enough of this uninteresting talk. Love to Fan. I like to know
28she has her boy near her.
30 Olive
The ‘bit’ of Cronwright- Schreiner’s letter attached is as follows. On one side is,

'a queer dog; very fond of me in his way; he fears nothing, but he won’t bite! Odd, isn’t it? But you just can’t "get his tail down". In both snaps my face is a bit screwed up – the everlasting sun!

I cannot explain why certain steamers'.

And on the other side is,

'I saw a very fine post-card photo of Will a few days ago. I think the best I have ever seen of him. (It is of him as High Commissioner.) He looks tip-top v. like a man. No doubt Oliver is at home; may he stay there. He’s far too good for war. Give my love to him & Will & Fan.'.