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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/38
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter DateJune 1914
Address FromHotel Augusta Victoria, Bad Nauheim, Germany
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 address this postcard was sent to and the name of its addressee are written on the card; the date is provided by its postmark. A picture of Bad Nauheim village is on the front, with the printed caption ‘Blick auf das Villenviertel’, and the final insertion has been also written on the front of the card. Schreiner stayed in Bad Nauheim for some weeks during June to July 1914.
1Thank you much for your delightful letters. I am so sorry you are not
2coming till March I shall be leaving then for Africa, so as to es-cape
3the Cape summer & also the English. It has been delightful cool here,
4but is getting ^warm soon Olive^
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6^The baths here seem doing me good^
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