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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 August 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
Who ToAlice Greene
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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.
1Llandrindod Wells
3Aug 9th 1915
5My darling Alice
7I have your letter. I am so glad you are better. I wonder if what I
8once had was “shingles.” I woke one morning at Matjesfontein with
9the whole of the small of my back, all covered lumps, burning & red
10hot. Not sores at all, the skin was quite perfect, but big red lumps,
11close together. All my asthma was gone, all aches, all pains, all head
12aches. I was in wild exuberant health for the 8 or more days it lasted:
13 then; it disappeared as suddenly as it had come & all my ills came
14back to me!!! I have often wondered what it could have been. It was
15just like having a great mustard poultice always on your back! But oh
16the heavenly relief from all other pains. I am so glad you’re having
17such a good time at Gordon’s Bay. I se
19I am as you know with dear May Murray. She’s such a belovéd person,
20& her husband a dear fellow. It is so nice to be near them.
22I do hope Mrs Edward Greene will come in September for a week. I
23should like so much some day to see your eldest brother. From what Mrs
tells me he must be one of the most loveable of men. He & your
25married sister are the only
27^two I’ve not seen of your family. Its very nice that I am so much
28drawn to both your & Betty’s families^
30Good bye
31My dear love to you