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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date6 April 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, 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 date has been derived from the postmark on this postcard, while the name of its addressee and the address it was sent to are written on the front. Schreiner was resident at The Park from late February to the end of May 1916.
1I met Mrs Greathead at tea at my brother’s on on Sunday. She is
2coming here to have tea with me one afternoon. I wish you were coming
3too. Have you read the Autobiography of Moncure Conway, an American
4who lived for many years in England. Do get it & read it. Its a most
5delightful book. Betty & Miss Greene would love it too
7Yours ever
The book referred to is: Moncure D. Conway (1904) Autobiography: Memories and Experiences of Moncure D. Conway London: Cassell & Co.