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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold3/1917/15
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date10 April 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToSandown Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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 is written on its front. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1London
2April 10th 1917
3
4Dear Lucy
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6I seems so long since I have any news from the Cape. I hope all goes
7well with you, all.
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9The cold here is terrific & is laying thick on the ground out side.
10Some papers say it is the cutting of the Panama Canal which is
11altering the Gulf Stream & making England so cold & terrible. Betty is
12sitting by the fire in an arm chair & reading. She looks very well.
13
14My dear love to you
15Olive
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