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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/23
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 August 1918
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
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. Schreiner stayed in Llandrindod Wells in late August and early September 1918 so this letter will have been written from there.
1Aug 30th 1918
3Dear Laddie
5I wanted to run down last night to wish you the best that may be for
6this coming years But I wasn’t up to it. I bring you a tiny book of
7war poems, the writer is a friend of Ed Carpenters. He has just been
8back for ^to^ the front & wounded for the second time He is still in
9hospital but getting on all right. It goes to my heart dear to see you
10looking so tired & worn, but what else can we expect in this climate
11under these conditions. When I think of what you looked like when you
12came back from Nauheim – you didn’t look forty! The best I can
13wish for you is that the boy Ol comes back safe this year.
15Your small sister who loves you much more than you know
From content, the book referred to is likely to be: Siegfried Sassoon (1918) Counter-Attack and Other Poems London: William Heinemann.