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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/32
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 June 1914
Address FromHotel Augusta Victoria, Bad Nauheim, Germany
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
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. The date of this letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope and the address the letter was sent to is written on its front. The letter is on printed headed notepaper with the hotel’s crest.
1Hotel Augusta Victoria
2Bad Nauheim
4June 8th 1914
6My darling Lucy
8I hope to hear soon that the operation has done you real & permanent
9good & that the dear eyes also are much better. I have been here only
10four days but am out delighted with the place. My treatment began this
11morning & seems to promise well. I am astonished to find this place so
12lovely; it is really buried in a lovely forest among the hills. I like
13There is beauty which ever way you turn. My brother Will is staying
14here too. I had a most lovely voyage voyage over from England. The
15heat in London had been very great & I was very unwell there. I feel
16so grateful I left & came here. The air here is beautifully cool
17tonight as it is raining – later it may get very hot, but it is
18lovely now.
20Please give my love to Mrs Murray & May, & Kathleen. I hope May is to
21be married soon & I may see her in London.
23Good night, dear. I have be at the spring at 7 o’clock tomorrow
24morning to drink the water fresh as it comes out of the ground & at 10
25I go to my bath. I hope you are getting quite strong
28P.S. Please be sure to send me May Murray’s address if she marries &
29comes to England By mistake my letter was not posted last week. I have
30now been here just two weeks to day. The cure seems helpful, the baths
31certainly are delightful. Give my love to Betty & Miss Greene. How
32does baby grow. She promised to be so interesting with that fine
37Please tell any one who wants to write to me that they must address
39c/o Standard Bank
4010 Clements Lane
41Lombard St
43as I shall not be returning to Alice Corthorn’s when I go back to