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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 31 July 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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.
1c/o Dr Parker
2Llandindod Wells
6Dear Fan
8Wills letter told me that you had had a note from the boy in France
9Let me know any further news please. I wonder if it is easy to wire
10from from in France & Flanders? Do promise me you’ll wire to me if
11you ever have any not good news. Then I’ll always be at rest & think
12no news is good news.
14This place suits me wonderfully it has the most beautiful, soft, balmy
15air. My gums are more painful than they were at first & I still have
16to soak my head &c because the mouth is so tender. But that’s
17nothing if only it does me good in other ways.
19I do hope you are liking your life in London. I am so thankful you are
20with the dear old man; & for you that you are at least with him though
21separated from all your children.
23Good bye, dear.
26Love to Muriel.
28Dear sweet May Parker has offered to let me board with them while I am
29here. It is such a comfort & joy to me to be in the same house with
30her & I only pay the same I paid in that terrible place in London.