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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/163
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: June 1914 ; Before End: July 1914
Address FromHotel Augusta Victoria, Bad Nauheim, Germany
Address To
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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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. This letter has been dated by reference to content. Schreiner stayed in Bad Nauheim in June and July 1914. The letter is on printed headed notepaper with a picture.
1 Hotel Augusta Victoria
2 Bad Nauheim
4 My dear Wynnie
6 I was so glad to get your letter. I think so often of you dear, but
7find letter writing more & more difficult I am staying here as you
8will see, in Germany at the heart cure place Uncle Will is here too, &
9Oliver & Ursula have come to see him for two weeks.
11 I am much better than when I came here two weeks ago, & have still to
12stay 3 weeks. We are having strong thunderstorms every afternoon
13Yesterday two flashes fell quite close to the house at the back & one
14man staying in this hotel was standing so close to a tree which was
15struck in two that of one of the branches struck him lightly There’s
16a big storm going on now. I am sitting in the writing room downstairs
17writing waiting for Will & the gi ^two^ children to come down to dinner.
18I like the baths here, they are wonderful & I get up at 6.30 every
19morning & go to drink the water at the well. At then I have to go to
20bed again as the doctor says I must lie down as much as I can.
22 //I hope all goes well with you dear. Do you like your work & quarters
23pretty well. How does it go with Effie & her little army. Is Elbert
24still in Rhodesia? How is Guy?
26 Please write to me some time dear. I value your letters more than you
27would think from my having been so slow in answering your last.
29 What of the Highlands? Did Mr Newberry come out?
31 I always think of you with love dear in your brave sad life.
33 Your small
34 Aunt Olive
36 PS
37 Please address if you write
38 c/o Standard Bank
39 10 Clements Lane
40 Lombard St
41 London
42 England
44 not to Dr Corthorn’s care as I’m not going to stay there.