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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 17 August 1915
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
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.
1Trevaldwyn
2Llandrindod Wells
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4Dear old man
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6I hope you two had a good week end at the Schusters. I’m glad Plum
7is with you for a little. Give him my heartiest greetings He’s my
8favourite of all young men I’ve met in late times at the Cape. Its
9rather melancholy to me that all our best young men should be trying
10to come & die over here when South Africa needs them so. I do hope
11Bill stops over there, the last of the family. I never knew how my
12heart clung to South Africa till the last year; as a mother never
13knows how she loves her child till its very ill.
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15I have just had a letter from a ^Dutch^ friend in Holland to whom
16Dorothy Von Moltke wired, asking her to let me know she has a little
17daughter. I’m so glad as they have four boys & were longing so for
18girl. I suppose she was all alone, dear child, her husband away in
19Russia. I wish I could have been with her.
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21I’m just writing to congratulate the grandparents. Old Innes will
22make an idol of the child.
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24I am doing very well. The dear Parkers are most kind. I gave your
25message to Dr Parker & he begs to be remembered to you.
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27I don’t know if you know Barkley Molteno the youngest one in the
28Navy; he’s going to be married to a Mrs Swanson, a lady who has been
29twice married before & has two sons, one in the navy.
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31Much love to Fan I hope the little change
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33^set her up.^
34Thine Olive
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