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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Ruth Alexander MSC 26/2.1.24
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter DateSeptember 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToKalk Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToRuth Alexander nee Schechter
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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, although this is not fully legible, and the address it was sent to is 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 long for just a line from you Ruth, my darling child. I wrote to you
2but the letter was in the ship that was lost. Do tell me about
3yourself. I wish I were near you. The cold dark winter is beginning to
4close in about us.
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6 Olive
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