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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/101
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date1 April 1914
Address FromFlorence, Italy
Address ToBroederstroom, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Who ToAndre Murray
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Legend
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 date of this postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to and the recipient are on its front. There is a picture of Florence on the front, which depicts a street scene, the river and a bridge, with a caption 'Firenze - Lung'Arno Amerigo Vespucci col Ponte alla Carraia'.
1 Dear Andre
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3 Write me please, a nice letter & tell you me how you all are, I have
4been ill since I came to Florence & am soon going back to England.
5Address c/o Dr Corthorn 30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace Kensington London.
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7 My dear love to you all
8 Olive Schreiner
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Notation
Beneath the caption to the picture on this postcard, Schreiner has written 'That is the bridge I cross over when I go to the other side'.