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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/82
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date30 April 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToPortlock, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Who ToAndre Murray
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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. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1 I wonder if you are still at home or have gone back to college. Do
2write me one of your delightful long letters & tell me how all goes
3with you all.
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5 The snow has left off at last here but it is still very damp &
6oppressive. This is the worst climate in the world, & every thing is
7very sad now.
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9 Love to you all
10 Olive ^Schreiner^
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