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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/14
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date7 March 1914
Address FromFlorence, Italy
Address ToClaremont House, Claremont, 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 date of this postcard is provided by the postmark, and the name of the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front. Schreiner was resident in Florence from March to early April 1914.
1Dear, I’ve just got your letter thanks so much for it. I’m sending
2this to Anna’s care as I don’t know where you will be you tell me
3nothing of your plans.
5Write soon address – Poste Restante Florence.
7I am there now. I have been ill since I got here & wish I had never
8left my beloved Alassio but I’m trying to find drier quarters in the
9higher part of the city, & then perhaps shall be able to stay on here.
10Carlonis treatment seems good for the heart. I would like to try it
11for a couple of months. The climate here is terrible at this time of
12year Cold white mist & fog shuts you in like a wet sheet. But they say
13it will improve in a couple of weeks
17^Tell Betty to write.^