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Letter ReferenceSchreiner-Hemming Family BC 1080 A1.7/180
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date6 December 1920
Address FromOak Hall, Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address ToMarsh's Homes, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToWynnie Hemming
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner postcard, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner stayed with her sister-in-law Fan Schreiner and her friend Lucy Molteno in Cape Town after her arrival from Britain on 30 August 1920, moving to a boarding-house in Wynberg in late October, where she was resident until her death on 11 December 1920.
1 Dear ^Wynnie^
3 I hope you are keeping well I am so sorry to hear from Fan that Effies
4little ones have the flu. I wish I could get to see them.
6 Please send me Ely’s full address as I want to go to see her. If ev
7I am going to try again next week to find some place at Sea Point. The
8heat here is too awful, & the damp. Sea Point is drier. I know how
9busy you are, but I long to see you. When do your holiday come?
11 Love to you dear
12 Aunt Olive
An unknown hand, which will have been that of Wynnie Hemming, has written on this postcard 'The last I got from Aunt Olive'.