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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/59
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 9 September 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
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 was resident in St Mary Abbotts Terrace for some weeks during August and September 1914.
3Dear Laddie
5Miss Brackenbury has heard from her mother & sister. They write they
6are being very kindly treated by the Germans. They are not coming back
7yet on account of the tiring journey – there will be a walk of some
8miles on the frontiers. (Oh, I wish I was in dear old Nauheim too!!)
9Perhaps Miss Brackenbury has written to give you the news.
11My beloved Adela came to see me. An angel of joy to me as she always is.
13It is pouring with rain here.
15I do hope you keep pretty fit dear. I am living now largely on monkey
16nuts which the Ghandis gave me & find they suit me wonderfully.
18Much love to all the dear three.
20Did you read Arthur Ponsonby’s fine article in the Nation. I have
21written to ask him to print it as a leaflet
23^& he says he will.^
25Your small & ancient sister
Arthur Ponsonby's 'fine article' is likely to be his long letter: Nation 22 August 1914, p.764 (whole page).