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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/202/98
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday January 1917 ; Before End: March 1917
Address From19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToJan Smuts
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Adam Street from late December 1916 to late March 1917, when she moved to Porchester Place.
1 19 Adam St
2 Portman Sq
3 Monday
5 Dear Neef Jan
7 Thank you for your kindness yesterday. Oh Jan I wish you all good. I
8wish I could help you. Dear, try to act a large hearted part. You have
9such gifts. I hear terrible reports this morning; it is civil war I
10dread so. All is so dark.
12 Please ask Captain Theron if I did not leave a yellowish water-proof
13coat in the motor when he drove back to Cambridge. It is ^was^ not here
14when I got into the house & looked at my home. So sorry to trouble you.
15 My love to you & my dear brave Isie & the children if you write.
17 Olive
19 I am anxious about your going over to France. So many ships get sunk.
20My nephew was called up yesterday suddenly to join his regiment. ^I did
21not see him to say good bye.^