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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold1/July-Dec1915/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 29 October 1915
Address From2 Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London
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.
12 Campden Hill Square,
5Dear Will
7Thanks for the note. I too have been making inquiries about the cigar
8case, but nothing of that kind is to had here. I would have liked to
9know the boy had one I gave him.
11I shall like to come on Sunday & I’m sure Miss Brackenbury will.
12I’ve not seen her yet as I always have my breakfast in bed & dont go
13down till one o’clock to save climbing the stairs. My breath is
14shorter than its ever been before I simply can’t walk.
16I enclose a letter poem which you may have seen. Its the only real bit
17of poetry the war has produced. I I think except two verses about
18the green field of Flanders”. Which I’ve twice tried to read
19this poem aloud but I always have to leave off at the second verse. Be
20sure to give it back to me on FSunday.
22Love to Fan
23Your old sister
Although poems were frequently published in the Westminster Gazette, none of this or a similar title were published in the issues around the date of this letter. In October 1915 they concerned the execution of Edith Cavell, which had occured not long before.