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Letter ReferenceAletta Jacobs Papers AHJ/291
ArchiveAletta, International Archives for the Women’s Movement, Amsterdam
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date8 February 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To158 Koninginneweg, Amsterdam, Holland
Who ToAletta Jacobs
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Olive Schreiner's letters to Aletta Jacobs are part of the International Archives for the Women's Movement collections, to whom thanks are due for access to the microfilm of the Aletta Jacobs Papers. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to is on its front. Content indicates the address the postcard was written from.
1Dear Friend I hope all goes well with you. Have you any further news
2of my dear friend Dorothy? I wish I could come to Holland to see you
3for a few days but that is impossible. My address is Kensington Palace
4Mansions, de Vere Gardens, Kensington London. The death of dear de la
at the Cape was a great blow to me.
7Yours ever,
The friend referred to is Dorothy von Moltke, with Aletta Jacobs over the period of the war because of censorship problems relaying news and information between Moltke and Schreiner, and then between Moltke and her parents Jessie and James Rose Innes; see Schreiner to Dorothy von Moltke, August 1914 (Olive Schreiner: Dorothy Moltke MSC 26/2.7/12), and also Schreiner to Aletta Jacobs, 17 August 1915 (Aletta Jacobs Papers AHJ/296) and 31 August 1915 (Aletta Jacobs Papers AHJ/297).