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Letter ReferenceAutograph Letters Collection: Alys Pearsall Smith ALC/7/3/4
ArchiveNational Women's Library, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFebruary 1889
Address FromHotel du Parc, Mentone, France
Address ToHotel de Russee, Rome
Who ToAlys Pearsall Smith m. Russell (1894)
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the National Women's Library, London, for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Autograph Collections. The date of the letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, although this is not fully legible; the envelope also provides the address the letter was sent to.
1 Thanks a great deal for sight of the enclosed.
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3 Tell your mother its not only her little grand-daughter talks about
4her to herself, other people do too.
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6 I like to think what a lovely time you will have in Florence.
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8 I wonder which you will like best that or Rome!
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10 //I want to write & tell you about a girl whom I want to set up as a
11first class dressmaker in London, & I want your help. But I'll wait
12till you get back.
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14 Yours always
15 Olive Schreiner
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17 Hotel du Parc
18 Mentone
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20 Its better being here than the other place because I don't waste so
21much time looking about.
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23 Perhaps you'll go & get this letter at that dear beautiful post office
24that I know & love so.
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Notation
'The enclosed' is no longer attached.