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Plum Lewis

Plum (Percy) Lewis was a young South African man Schreiner knew in London during the First World War. Lewis fought in the war and from references in Schreiner’s letters he was injured in 1917. In a letter to Bill Schreiner she commented about Lewis, “I’m awfully fond of him. Of all the young Cape men I like him the best.” He was possibly one of the sons of Charles Edwardes Lewis and his wife Elizabeth Tryphena Williams, who had five sons (of whom two were killed during the First World War) and one daughter. Charles Lewis was a classics scholar at the South African college and was twice mayor of Cape Town.
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