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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: John & Mary Brown MSC 26/2.2.3
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date11 April 1887
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To66 Bank Parade, Burnley, Lancashire
Who ToMary Brown nee Solomon
Other VersionsRive 1987: 125-6
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Legend
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 is provided by the hotel stamp on this postcard and the address it was sent to and the addressee are on its front. Schreiner stayed in a number of hotels in Alassio in March, April and early May 1887.
1 I'm sending you a pamphlet on 'Sex & Socialism" by Professor Pearson.
2Tell me what you think of it? It's so beautiful & rest-ful here. My
3nightmare is that I wake up with a start in the night & fancy I'm in
4England & then I remember I'm here with the beautiful sunshine & the
5quiet. It seems as if I were drinking in rest & quiet here, as a
6person dying of hunger would drink in nurishment Have you ever felt
7like that.
8
9 Olive
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Notation
The pamphlet referred to is: Karl Pearson (1887) Socialism and Sex London: W. Rives. Rive's (1987) version of this postcard is in a number of respects incorrect.