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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 June 1916
Address FromLlandrindod 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.
1c/o Dr Parker
2Llandrindod Wells
4June 29th 1916
6My dear Fan
8I am feeling somewhat uneasy about our boy, as I have a feeling there
9is to be a forward movement on the British front – more or less. I
10have news of him dear I’d be so glad if you send me just a card to
11say he was all right.
13We are having terribly damp heavy weather here: I almost wish now I
14had tried to go to Bright, it could hardly be damper. I think the
15fighting has something to do with the heavy weather A friend of mine
16was on the East Coast & he writes they could feel quite well the
17vibration of the great guns in Flanders when they went off, 150 miles
18away! I am sure it must affect the atmosphere.
20I hope Muriel has good news of her brother. I wondered if the
21“Walley” who I saw was wounded in the paper last week was was the
22man the children called “Walley” at Cambridge. But it may have
23been only his nick-name.
25Good bye, dear, I hope you & Will get out of London for the week ends
26Yours ever