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Letter ReferenceAutograph Letters Collection: Alys Pearsall Smith ALC/7/3/3
ArchiveNational Women's Library, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 25 January 1889
Address FromMentone, France
Address ToHotel du Louvre, Mentone, France
Who ToAlys Pearsall Smith m. Russell (1894)
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The Project is grateful to the National Women's Library, London, for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Autograph Collections. The date had been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address the letter was sent to. Schreiner stayed in Mentone in January and February 1889.
1 Thursday afternoon
3 Dear Miss Smith
5 Ive just got your note (letters take nearly as long to cross Mentone
6as to go to England!) I'd like to see George MacDonalds forehead again
7but I think I must settle down at my new home. Will you come & see me
8there, it's so close, even after dinner one could run in? Is your
9cousin staying at the Hotel or with her friends? If she's at the Hotel
10it would be delightful to me to go & see her sometimes while you are
13 Yours always
14 Olive Schreiner.