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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box7/Fold4/Mar-Dec1920/43
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date6 December 1920
Address FromOak Hall, Wynburg, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address ToBirzana, Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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, while the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner was resident at Oak Hall, Wynburg, from late October 1920 to her death on 11 December 1920.
1My dear old sister,
3I hope you are feeling better. You did not look at all well. I hope
4our boy gets stronger. Margaretta Purcell is very ill, they have two
5nurses for her, & Ruth Alexanders boy is very bad.
7Much love to you all