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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/24
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 16 September 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Address ToKenilworth Cottage, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToCaroline Murray nee 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. This letter is on printed headed notepaper. The address it was sent to is derived from an attached envelope, with the date provided by its postmark.
1Llandrindod Wells
4Dear Mrs Murray,
6I have just said good bye to George, who has gone off to the station
7with May after being here for only three hours. He does look so
8beautiful & pure & sweet. People talk about sending all the young boys
9off, as if it were nothing what happened to them. But it is just these
10young boys that wring my heart; they haven’t even drunk of life. It
11would be much better if we who were older could go. We have lived. I
12gave him Olivers address as perhaps he may be somewhere near him in
13France. It is so hard you should have to be so far away from him; but
14you have your other two in British West; though they are almost as far
15from you as he is. I am so glad May saw him if even for this moment. I
16am hoping the Cape letters will come today, & we shall have news of
17you all. I am so interested in Kathleen farming.
19Did I tell you how well Emily Hobhouse is now? You would not know her.
20She is still in Holland working at the womans permanent peace
21committee. Dr Jacobs has gone to America on peace work but will be
22back the end of this month in Holland
24Good bye: my love to you
25Olive Schreiner
27Dr Parker is looking much
29^better again, his brother the young parson is here too. Such a nice
30genuine bright fellow.^