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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 28 July 1915
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
4Llandrindod Wells.
6Dear Betty
8Here I am sitting in May’s pretty little drawing-room. I got here on
9Monday afternoon. Yesterday it poured with rain, but to-day is fine &
10May & I went for a little walk on the Common & round the tiny lake.
11They have the dearest little house here, just a picture, the garden is
12lovely with little arches of roses They seem most happy in their
13little home. May looks quite another person, much stronger than she
14did. The only sorrow is that Dr Parker has begun to be troubled with
15asthma. He has sent for Tucker’s Remedy, which has cured me. I do
16hope it will do him good. It ought to be here the day after tomorrow.
17I like him very much but May is an angel, so sweet & loving. I have
18written to Mrs Edward Greene to tell her how nice it is here; the
19baths are said to be so good for rheumatism It would be so good if she
20came here a little while I was here.
22Do you think the Botha Smuts party are sure to come in at the next
25I had 12 of my strong hard round teeth taken out last week because the
26doctors in London said I had inflammation in my jaw - but I think its
27just a new theory they are having every ones teeth out!! They have had
28all Miss Hobhouses teeth out, whether it is that or some other cause I
29cannot tell but she is quite strong & well now you wouldn’t know her:
30 she looks 15 years younger. She is in Holland now staying with Dr
helping with the woman’s peace work there.
33Are you & Alice coming to England. London is awful to live in now –
34its like Hell. But in the country its all right.
36Good bye dear. Tell Alice to write to me & give me the political news
37if you can’t. You would love to see Mays little home