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|Letter Reference||Autograph Letters Collection: Alys Pearsall Smith ALC/7/3/13
|Archive||National Women's Library, London
|Letter Date||7 January 1889
|Address From||Mentone, France
|Address To||Hotel du Louvre, Mentone, France
|Who To||Alys Pearsall Smith m. Russell (1894)
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Alys Pearsall Smith m. Russell (1894), 7 January 1889, National Women's Library, London, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the National Women's Library, London, for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Autograph Collections. The date of the postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner stayed in Mentone in January and February 1889.
Thankyou, would have liked so much to go, but went out early this
2: morning to my favourite place among the fir trees, only got back at 1
3: to find your card too late! I hope the music was nice. I went once, &
4: enjoyed it intensely.
//I hope your cousin didn't take the cold the other night. She looked
7: as if she were feling it, & I might have got her a cloak. You have to
8: take care when you first come to the Riviera of the evening chill.
9: Your flowers are still lovely.
^It is so nice to think you are in Mentone.^