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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/54
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date31 August 1914
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address To19 Silver Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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 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 St Mary Abbotts Terrace for some weeks during August and September 1914.
1I got a most interesting long letter from you dated 31st of July from
2Hotel Adela. I agree with it entirely except about the new discovery
3the only discovery ^secret^ is brains & determination. I had the
4pleasantest evening I have known since I came to London. N van Heerden,
5 Bessie Reitzes friend who was over from Amsterdam asked me to have
6dinner with her & two other charming girls at a little place in Soho &
7we had a good time.
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9^Thine OS^
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