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|Letter Reference||Autograph Letters Collection: Alys Pearsall Smith ALC/7/3/4
|Archive||National Women's Library, London
|Letter Date||February 1889
|Address From||Hotel du Parc, Mentone, France
|Address To||Hotel de Russee, Rome
|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), February 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 letter, which is part of its Autograph Collections. The date of the letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, although this is not fully legible; the envelope also provides the address the letter was sent to.
Thanks a great deal for sight of the enclosed.
Tell your mother its not only her little grand-daughter talks about
4: her to herself, other people do too.
I like to think what a lovely time you will have in Florence.
I wonder which you will like best that or Rome!
//I want to write & tell you about a girl whom I want to set up as a
11: first class dressmaker in London, & I want your help. But I'll wait
12: till you get back.
Hotel du Parc
Its better being here than the other place because I don't waste so
21: much time looking about.
Perhaps you'll go & get this letter at that dear beautiful post office
24: that I know & love so.
'The enclosed' is no longer attached.