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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/32
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 October 1915
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
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, with the address torn off from the first page but also appearing on the second.
1 [papertorn]
3Dear Fan
5I was thankful to have the news of the boy. But one always feels,
6don’t you, how many days have passed since the last was written?
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10 [papertorn] ain
11 [papertorn] ain [papertorn] re. I shall likely be returning to Lonond
12London next week. The dentist left a large bit of the back tooth he
13drew in my jaw, & it cuts my tongue & causes continual pain so I shall
14have to go under gas again & have it out. Its rather bad after all I
15paid out to have taken the whole ^of the^ teeth out; if you leave a bit
16of one in its no use having any out at all. I only dread the
17chloroform if they would do it with out, the pain is nothing.
19I had no letters from the Cape last week, nor had May. Can you tell me
20if anything happened to to the mail, or if it was simply stopped at
21the Cape for some reason?

23I shall stay for the first week I am in London with my friends the
at Campden Hill Square while I look out for permanent
27I hope you’ve good news from all your folk at the Cape, & that our
28Boy Bill flourishes. It must be lonely for him without you all; but he
29has many friends. I am only so deeply thankful he’s not here.
31Love to you both
35I’m glad you’ve got Miss Schuster for a little time. She attracted
36me more than any of Ursies other friends at Cambridge, though several
37of them seemed very charming.
39I shall be so sorry to leave dear May; she has been so good to me.