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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/9
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 March 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To59 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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. The date of this letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, and the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898, with visits, sometimes extended, elsewhere over this period.
1[page/s missing] Talk the matter over with him; & see what he thinks.
3I’m so glad to hear about your little son Bob. I wish I could see
4him. My little I expect will arrive in about 8 weeks time. I shall be
5glad. My husband has gone to attend a big Congress in Cape Town but
6will be back next week.
8We were married a year last Sunday. He is infinitely nearer & dearer
9to me than when we married. I suppose it is always so where two people
10are really suited to each other. He is very sincere & beautiful. I
11have been very ill since I married had almost unbroken asthma. But I
12have sent to America for a wonderful new asthma cure which will be
13here next week. If it helps I will publish it all over the world that
14others m-ay be helped: Send me a likeness of your wife & little Waldo
15if you can.
17I’m so glad you are so happy dear.
19Your little sister