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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/21
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLettercard
Letter Date17 July 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToAvond Rust, Rose Bank, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToJohn Brown
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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 lettercard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date of this letter-card is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1I wonder how the world goes with you two dear people, & my dearest
2Julie, & May & the grandchildren. How nice to have grandchildren!
3Ursie is still nursing in France. Lyndall has been ill with over work
4but is getting strong again. I am as ever. I have been reading a most
5remarkable & absorbing book called “Modern Russia” ^by^ Gregor
6Alexinsky a Russian. I wonder if you can get it in Cape Town
8Tell me how you both are please.
10My dear love to you.
The book referred to is: Gregor Alexinsky (1913) Modern Russia London: T. Fisher Unwin.