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Letter ReferenceHRC/UNCAT/OS-156
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date6 April 1914
Address FromFlorence, Italy
Address To14 Dover Mansions, Canterbury Road, Brixton, London
Who ToEdith Ellis nee Lees (m. 1891)
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The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The date of this postcard and place it was written from are provided by the postmark; the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front.
1Dear Edith, I arrive in London the 10.15 from Dover on next Saturday
2morning the 11th. If Havelock is at home by that time ask him to meet
3me, & tell me of any cheap quiet Hotel you or he know of not close to
4the river or in the W.C. district but out toward the West or North.
5Will they let me have a room at any of the women’s clubs? We do in
6Cape Town, if any one introduces a visitor & there is spare room they
7can get a bedroom for a few days, which I might find better than an
8hotel. Alice is having a two weeks holiday at Hythe in a little
9cottage & wants me to go to her but I’d rather be in London. I am so
10much better than when Havelock was here. That cure nearly made an end
11of me, but I’ll soon be all right again, as well as I was before it
12began! I shall be so glad to leave Florence but it’s much finer
13weather here now. I suppose you sail on the 18th for America
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15Olive
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