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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/13
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date28 February 1914
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToBetty Molteno
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark, and the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front. Schreiner was resident in Alassio for the last half of January and all of February 1914.
1Dear It seems I shall never hear from you again. Thank Alice for her
2card – which told me nothing of your plans, however. I leave for
3Florence the day after tomorrow. Address Poste Restante Florence, as I
4shall likely be there till the end of April, when Alice Corthorn comes
5to fetch me & we will go back via the Milan & Geneva to Paris & London.
6 I long to be in England among my friends again but I am very thankful
7to be here & not in the ^African heat Olive.^