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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/68
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date27 December 1912
Address Fromc/o Schreiner Chambers, St Georges Street, Cape Town
Address ToPortlock, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Who ToMinnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to and the recipient are on its front.
1 Dearest Friend,
3 I have been wanting so to write you a Xmas letter but I've been in bed
4with a heart attack for some days & have written to no one. Thank you
5for the very good picture of the three dear small persons. Do try to
6come to Cape Town while I'm here. The sight of your face would do me
9 Address
10 c/o Hon WP Schreiner
11 Chambers
12 St Georges Street
13 Cape Town
15 Olive