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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/93
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date21 October 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, 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 Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1 I had a letter from Mr Luscomb who seems to like his new quarters, but
2all our Cape folk will find the winter that is closing in about us
3hard to bear. The fog is terrible already. How I wish I could find
4myself on the farm with you all for a few days. I'm not well enough to
5write real letters, but I've got you all in my heart.
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7 Olive
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