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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/27
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 2 October 1915
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod 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 letter is on printed headed notepaper and the address it was sent to is derived from an attached envelope, the postmark of which is illegible.
2Llandrindod Wells.
4Saturday morning
6Thank you, dear, for writing. It is at least something to hear he had
7passed through Sunday the 26th. I hear from one who ought to know that
8over 4000 were killed on that dreadful day. I suppose we shall know
9nothing for certain for weeks.
11It is so good of you to write, dear. One knows Ol will always post a
12card when there is a chance.
14I am glad Will is busy.
16The mountain tops here are covered with snow & cold wind from them &
17the fog & mist very trying. London the only possible place in winter
18in England. Its drier than any other place.
20I cannot bear to think of what all the men fighting on all the fronts
21will have to live through if the fighting goes on all this winter.
23Good bye dear brave little sister.
26^Who is Miss Juta going to marry? Its so nice to think of the girls in
27that bright lovely Riviera. You must go & see it some day.^