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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/92
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date18 May 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
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. Schreiner was resident at St Mary Abbotts Terrace for a number of periods in early and late 1914 and then in 1915.
1 Dear Friend,
3 I seem to have lost the power of writing. You are all so continually
4in my thoughts. I shall be going to Nauheim in a few weeks time. As
5the weather gets warmer my heart troubles me more. I have been up at
6Cambridge for the most of this week My little niece Ursula who is
7studying medicine there has had to undergo an operation for
8appendicitis. She is doing splendidly. My brother is still up there
9but leaves for Nauheim next week. I've so many many things I want to
10say. Perhaps when I get to Nauheim I'll feel more rested.
12 Love ^to you all
13 Olive^