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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: John & Mary Brown MSC 26/2.2.26A
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date28 April 1887
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To66 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire
Who ToMary Brown nee Solomon
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Special Collections. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to and the addressee are on its front. Schreiner stayed in Alassio from late October 1887 to February 1888 and from early April to May 1888.
1 I'm leaving this for my beloved Switzerland land again on Monday. My
2address will be
4 Hotel Post
5 Aen Steg
6 Switzerland
8 Aen Steg is a tiny village buried away among the mountains. I don't
9think I shall ever return to England, but if I ever do the moors are
10the first thing I shall go & see. One wouldn't think how I loved you
11long letter from my not writing. I can't write even letters anymore to
12anyone. I'll send you a little box of flowers as soon as I get back.
13You must have something that comes from my Aen Steg.
15 Your stupid
16 Olive