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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Ruth Alexander MSC 26/2.1.26
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date1 June 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToSt James, 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 is provided by the postmark on this postcard, although this is not fully legible, and the name of the addressee and address it was sent to 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 My lovely lovely jacket has come. Such a priceless comfort it will be
2to me. I am sailing on August the 13th but it's curious I have such a
3terrible forebody foreboding feeling about the voyage & about going
4out. A kind of horror, but I can't stay here another winter & there
5are your dear faces shining in South Africa.
7 My dear love to you
8 Olive