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Letter ReferenceAutograph Letters Collection: Alys Pearsall Smith ALC/7/3/8
ArchiveNational Women's Library, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateApril 1888
Address FromHotel Oxford et Cambridge, Rue d' Alger, Paris
Address To
Who ToAlys Pearsall Smith m. Russell (1894)
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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 year has been written on the letter in an unknown hand, but misdated as 1889. Schreiner stayed in the Hotel Oxford et Cambridge in early April 1888.
1 Your sweets came to me when a little girl artist friend of mine was
2with me, so I laid in the bed & she sat in the arm chair & we put the
3box between us on a chair before the fire, & picked out the ones we
4little liked best, & talked about Babies & names & said what a good
5thing it was you didn't call your baby Veronica.
7 I'm coming to London very soon to finish my course at the woman's
8hospital in Endle St. I shall have no time to go out at all, but will
9you sometimes come & see me & show me your two little ones & I'll show
10you all mine.
12 I hope your cousin is better. I wish I'd seen the Baby at Mentone
13before I left. His aunt said he was lovely. Your cousins were both so
14kind to me. I wonder if many American men are like your cousin Tom. I
15hope you had a good time at ?Nancy. There are some nice pictures there.
17 Good bye
18 Olive Schreiner
20 Hotel Oxford et Cambridge
21 Rue d' Alger
22 Paris