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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: Dr Wilson MSB 834/1.4.8
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date18 February 1917
Address From19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToMrs Wilson
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. This letter is a photocopy; the original cannot be traced.
119 Adam Street
2Portman Squ
3London
4Feb 18th 1917
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6Dear Mrs Wilson
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8I was so glad to get your letter & have some news of you all. I can
9never forget your dear husband & all his kindness & attention to me.
10He was a true doctor. In all my large experience of the profession I
11have met no more sincere & earnest man; intent on doing his best for
12all whom he treated. I think that twice he practically saved my life.
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14I am glad Allen has not yet gone, as I fear there will be terrible
15losses in the next weeks. I hope he will come back safe to you.
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17I will try to come & see you when the Spring comes. Now I am too ill
18to do any travelling My favourite nephew Oliver Schreiner has been out
19to the front & had his elbow blown away. He won the military cross for
20leading his men after he was wounded & taking a position. after his he nors
21He will never have the full use of his arm again. My two nieces have
22been nursing in France for more than a year.
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24I am ?kinneth with you children are such a comfort in this time of
25darkness.
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27Yours with many kind & sympathetic thoughts
28Olive Schreiner
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30My dear Husband is still in the sand & heat of de Aar. It is so hard
31to be so far from him especially now the mails are so uncertain.
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