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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/8
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date17 September 1894
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.
1The Homestead
2Kimberley
3Sep 17 / 94
4
5Dear Bob,
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7You write to a person & give “Edinburgh” as your only address. How
8is a body to get a letter to you so I’m sending this to our E.C.
9
10I’m afraid there’s no chance Muir will be able to give you work
11out here; there’s such a wrong & foolish outcry about his filling
12all teaching posts with Scotchmen.
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14If you could come out it would be splendid.
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16I’m very happy dear, all things are going well with me. My husband
17creeps deeper & deeper into my heart, day by day as I know him better.
18I am expecting a little baby some time too. Is your wife going to have
19one? Give her my friendly greetings.
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21We are living in a little cottage I have bought about four ^three^ miles
22out of Kimberley. My heart is better since we came up here. Write to
23me some time & give me all your news. My husband sends his heartiest
24greetings to you. We often talk of you.
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26Your old comrade
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