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Letter ReferenceAnna Purcell MSB 386/2.18
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateOctober 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToAnna Purcell nee Cambier Faure
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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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1 My own darling Anna,
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3 Oh if I could be with you. If I could be a little comfort & help to
4you! I cant think his dear face is gone from Bergvleit forever. I've
5just heard the news from Dr Brown.
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7 Oh darling, when you are able, write to me & tell me about yourself. I
8am so thankful Walter is with you.
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10 Oh Anna I know the blow has been too terrible, & one can't do anything
11for only know how I'm loving you all the time, & thinking of you. Is
12your mother with you? How is Joey?
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14 You & my dear little sister-in-law will be drawn to each other. She
15has felt her loss terribly. Oh I long to be at the Cape with you all
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17 Olive
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