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Letter ReferenceAletta Jacobs Papers AHJ/283
ArchiveAletta, International Archives for the Women’s Movement, Amsterdam
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date26 March 1914
Address FromFlorence, Italy
Address To158 Koninginneweg, Amsterdam, Holland
Who ToAletta Jacobs
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Olive Schreiner’s letters to Aletta Jacobs are part of the International Archives for the Women’s Movement collections, to whom thanks are due for access to the microfilm of the Aletta Jacobs Papers. The year of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. The letter is on printed headed notepaper with a picture of the hotel interior.
1Palace Hôtel
2Florence
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47, Lung’Arno Guicciardini
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6Address
7Poste Restante
8Florence
9March 26th
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11Dear Dr Jacobs. Oh what a joy it would be to see you here! But I hope
12I shall be in England the first week in May. I have been getting worse
13since I came here: the treatment does no good.
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15How much we should have to speak of if we met. I shall be in England
16for a short time in spring & then go to Nauheim with my brother. I
17would like greatly to come & see you in Holland, if I could manage it.
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19I’ll write a real letter soon when I’m better
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21My love to you
22Olive Schreiner
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24^My niece Lyndall takes her final law exam next December^
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