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|Letter Date||28 May 1913
|Address From||De Aar, Northern Cape
|Who To||Robert Franklin ('Bob') Muirhead
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Robert Franklin ('Bob') Muirhead, 28 May 1913, MacFarlane Collection, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to Mrs Hazel MacFarlane for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter to Bob Muirhead, which is part of the MacFarlane family collection of Muirhead Papers, Special Collections, University of Glasgow Library.
1: De Aar
2: Cape of Good Hope
3: South Africa
4: May 28th 1913
6: My dear Bob
8: I hope the world goes well with you all. How is your own health?
10: I am coming to England at the end of this year to see if I can get any
11: medical help for my heart. I am going to try the baths &c at Nauheim.
12: I wonder if there will be any chance of my seeing you?
14: I fear I shall not be able to go up to Scotland & want so much to see
15: Lene & the children, as well as you.
17: We are still living at de Aar in the old way. Cron is going for a six
18: or seven months holiday to travel on the continent & to get a good
19: rest & will likely go a month ^or so^ before I do. I mean to try the
20: cure at Nauheim which has done my brothers heart much good.
22: It will be nice to see dear old Edward again. But oh Bob, it does
23: break my heart that so many of my old friends seem to have moved so
24: far backwards, are Christian Scientist believes in ghosts fortune
25: telling &c, &c. I suppose the average human cannot do with out some
26: form of superstition. I simply ask my Christian Scientist &
27: Ghost-believing friends please not to dis-cuss it with me.
29: Good bye dear old Bob. I hope all goes well with you & yours.
30: Love to Lene