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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/23
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 16 September 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To59 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
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. The address it was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1Llandrindod Wells
4Dear Fan
6I am anxious about you all, foolishly no doubt if anything had gone
7wrong I should, I know, have heard.
9George Murray has just arrived. He is the younger son of Mrs Murray of
10Kenilworth. He was at Cambridge but joined at the beginning of the war.
11 He is in the artillery. He is only here for three hours to say good
12bye, he is leaving for France at once. I have given him Oliver’s
13address, in case they should be near each other. Oh Fan, such a dear,
14handsome, sweet faced boy! How his poor mother will feel being so far
15from him.
17May is getting a pass port ready so that if at anytime there should be
18any need she can go to him. I suppose Plum has not gone out yet, or
21Good bye, dear.
22Alles ten besten
25Tell Will my friend Miss Brackenbury who was at Nauheim is coming here
26next week. May has kindly said that if she likes, she can stay here.
27It will be much nicer for her than being at an hotel.