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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/83
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date8 February 1916
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
Address ToPortlock, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Who ToAndre Murray
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The recipient and the address this postcard was sent to are on its front.
1 30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace
2 Kensington
3 London
4 Feb 8th 1916
6 Thank you, dear, for your most interesting letter. I glad of all its
7news. I hope you will go to Cape Town. It will be lovely when you are
8able to come back & take over the house, & the mother can give all her
9time to the open air work which she loves, as I do. Its quite strange
10to think of Bob as such a big boy. I do long to see you all, and more
11& more as time passes & there seems less & less hope. I think the
12lower farm must be lovely in winter. My nephew Oliver is still away
13fighting in France, & my two nieces are soon going off to Egypt to
16 Love to you all
17 Olive Schreiner