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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: John & Mary Brown MSC 26/2.2.26B
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date25 March 1889
Address FromParis, France
Address To66 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire
Who ToMary Brown nee Solomon
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Special Collections. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to and the addressee are on its front.
1 I am in Paris. I hoped to be able to finish my nursing course here,
2but I find my ^want of good^ knowledge of French will stand in my way, &
3I shall perhaps have to return to Endle St. In that case I shall go
4over to England next week as the term begins in April. I always
5associate nursing & hospitals with you. I went to see the Morgue
6to-day I will tell you about it sometime & the beautiful thought that
7took away
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9^the sadness from me.^
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11Olive
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13 ^Address to my brother's care^
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