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Letter ReferenceE.L. Earp MSC 47/1.17/10
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 February 1906
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToEmma Earp nee Findlay
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Legend
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. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Feb 28th 1906
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3 My dear old Emma
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5 A little bird has told me that I am to be made richer by another
6little nephew or niece in June. I'm so glad. You have such beautiful
7satisfactory children & you & Charley train them so well that its very
8nice our family is growing your way!
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10 Tell Charley to write a line whenever it happens as we may not be down
11to Parliament till the middle or end of June.
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13 I had a talk with Alsie about dear old Ely's husband which very much
14cheered me. She says he is kind hearted-ness itself, couldn't be
15unkind to anyone. Just what I feared he would be rough & hard with her,
16 & I feel now as if a great weight were lifted off me.
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18 I hope all goes well with you, dear.
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20 Love to Charley & all the next generation
21 Your little Auntie
22 Olive
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24 My dear old boy is away at De Aar & the house seems so empty.
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26 Hasn't that been a terrible case in Claremont. A young man here was at
27school with Basson at the Diocesan College at Rondebosch & met him the
28day after the murder. Nothing I have ever read
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30^of has seemed to distress & haunt me so. I wonder if you or Charley
31know any of the people concerned.^
32
Notation
For the Basson murder case, see http://www.africacrime-mystery.co.za/books/fsac/chp1.htm