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|Letter Reference||E.L. Earp MSC 47/1.17/3
|Archive||National Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
|Letter Date||20 September 1888
|Address From||Roseneath, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
|Who To||Emma Earp nee Findlay
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 Emma Earp nee Findlay, 20 September 1888, 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.
Sep 20 / 88
My dear Emma,
Thank you very much for the letter which I greatly valued. I liked so
9: much to hear of your dear little home & can quite clearly picture it.
10: Do write to me again & tell me more about yourselves.
I am still living in my solitary little cottage at Harpenden but as
13: the winter comes on my chest warns me to be off to the south. I shall
14: be sorry to leave my little house, but hope to return next summer. I
15: am going back to Italy to the little village Alassio that I like so
16: much. Tomorrow I am going into London for the day to get some books. I
17: have not been in for a long time, but it is only 45 minutes from this
18: by train. I think I shall have my likeness taken before I leave
19: England & shall send you one.
Give my love please to all the dear folk at Fraserburg, whom I've not
22: seen since they were so small. Who is Fred like? Is Alice still so
23: very pretty? Eliza was a tiny very fat baby when I saw her.
I should like much to see you all again. I hope it may come some day.
Always with love to your husband & yourself
Your affectate little Aunt Olive!
^Please send the enclosed to Hudson^