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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/11
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 August 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToRobert Franklin ('Bob') Muirhead
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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. A corner of this letter is torn away and hence several sentences are missing.
1The Homestead
2Kimberley
3Aug 3rd 1895
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5Dear Bob,
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7A friend of my, a splendid but ^and^ very kind Presbeterian Clergyman
8was here this week spending some days with us. He comes from
9Johannesburg, the great gold mining city of South Africa. They are
10thinking of starting a new liberal school here. The money ^is^ already
11largely subscribed, & I think it will be just the place for you. Mr
12Lloyd
my friend has more to say about it than anyone else, & he is
13going to write to you at once. I hope you will find your self able to
14accept it.
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16The [papertorn]
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18no sectarian narrowness. It will be very good to have you out here.
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20Give my love to your wife, & the little Waldo, please kiss for me.
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22 [papertorn] unreadable
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