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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/4
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 May 1892
Address FromCape Town, Western 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.
3Cape Town
4May 23 / 92.
6My dear Bob
8A Mr Muir has just come out here from Glasgo; he knows you, & he likes
9you. Of course it warmed my heart to him. I like him. I like most
12Bob write & tell me how you are getting on. There aren’t any people
13so nice as you Africa, though some people are very nice. I long some
14times a little for my old friends now in the dark cold rainy winter
15weather. It’ll be all right when the summer comes & the dear old sun
16looks out again on us in his African glory.
18I haven’t any news to give you of my self. I’m jogging along
19getting old & grey! I’ve been working very hard & got on finely with
20my work till the cold weather set in. I shall have a lot ready to take
21home with me when I come.
23Good bye my dear beautiful old Bob
The inserted 'Bob' at the start of this letter is written on the side of paper which is visible when the letter is folded.