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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/76
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter DateFriday 23 October 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 has been written on this postcard in an unknown hand. The address the postcard was sent to and the name of its addressee are on the front, while the postmark is illegible.
1Kensington Palace Mansions
2Friday afternoon
4Dear I did enjoy yesterday evening so. I am much better for being here
5in this fine clean air. I feel as if I’d got to heaven after a
6little bit, after the experiences of the last two months. I went for a
7little walk in Kensington Gardens just before lunch & saw crowds of
8the most beloved little smoky London sparrows being fed by some men.
9They gathered right about their knees, jumping up into the air to
10catch little bits of bread. The trees looked lovely with the leaves
11fallen off them. This is like paradise after the weather & the
12conditions of the last days. I hope Ursie feels better
14Love to you both
17Got a long letter from Minnie de Villiers