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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/84
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 10 December 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, 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. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel
5De Vere Gardens, W.
6 Thursday
8 Dear Laddy
10 I sent you a pamphlet by Bernard Shaw. I think the best thing he ever
11wrote, & I think it will interest you & you will largely agree with
14 I went last night to his lecture at the Kingsway Hall. Otherwise I
15have not been out this week. I know how busy you are but just let me
16know when Fan & Dot are coming. Is it any use my writing to them still.
17 My heart fails me every day thinking that the time may come when you
18^men^ have to go
20 Good bye dear.
21 Olive
23 150 men have gone to German West from de Aar & Cron & the older men
24left are in the Town guard. They have all the material for the war
25gathered there & 4000 natives to look after the horses mules & donkey
26&c &c. I have heard from Lady Innes. She had just had news of Dorothy
27who is with her children at Creisau. Her husband is fighting on the
28Russian Frontier.
The pamphlet by Shaw is likely to be: George Bernard Shaw (1914) 'Common Sense About the War' New Statesman 14 November 1914 (Special War Supplement).