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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner: Anna Purcell MSC 26/2.9.8
|Archive||National Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
After Start: 1907
; Before End: 1918
|Who To||Anna Purcell nee Cambier Faure
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 Anna Purcell nee Cambier Faure, 1907, NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. This letter has been approximately dated by reference to content, as after when Schreiner and Anna Purcell became friends and before the death of Frederick Purcell in 1919. The beginning of the letter is missing.
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& your husband had been able to meet her & some of my other friends I
4: know you would have loved them. Send the letters on to Mrs Brown & ask
5: her to return them to me.
I've something else I want to write to you about but will do so when
8: I'm fitter. It's nice to think little Magraretha will grow up in a
9: larger freer world than we did.
Things will be very different in 20 years time. I fix my thoughts on
12: the future, even the very far future which is yet so near in the life
13: of the race, when so many will reach what we have only dreamed of.