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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/39
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 2 August 1916
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, while the name of its addressee has been surmised from content. Schreiner was resident at Llandrindod Wells between mid June and mid September 1916.
3Dear, I know how glad your mother heart will be to have your boy near
4you. Do tell me if ever you have time (I know how busy you are) how Ol
5looks? Is he much pulled down? Does he still suffer pain? What do the
6doctors say of the wound? Will the arm be stiff long? say six months?
8I return the little handkerchief you lent me, with thanks.
10Its warm here now but never oppressive like in London. I suppose Ol as
11he gets better will go in for playing chess. I see his name in the
12list of wounded for the first time today. Rex Lewis’s name I have not
13yet seen.
15Give my love to our boy. I would give a great deal just to have a look
16at him.
18Good bye, dear.