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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/84
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date16 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 Dear Andre
2
3 I have just heard the news of dear Ian Benet's death. I wonder if you
4have gone back to College or are still at home. How I long to see you
5all. The weather here is the most terrible ever known in England at
6this time of year, snow & wind, & frost, & rain as if it were the
7depth of winter. When you have time dear write & tell me a little
8about yourselves.
9
10 Love to you all
11 ^Olive Schreiner^
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