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Letter ReferenceE.L. Earp MSC 47/1.17/2
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: October 1887 ; Before End: December 1887
Address FromAlassio, Italy
Address To
Who ToEmma Earp nee Findlay
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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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner arrived in Alassio in October 1887 and stayed until February 1888. The letter is very damaged, with words and letters missing throughout, making reading it difficult.
1 Alassio
2 Italy
3
4 For Emma
5
6 My dear Niece, I must write a line to tell you I have bee [paperdamaged]
7glad to hear of your happin [paperdamaged] Will you not write & tell me
8something of yourself & your husband, & your home. I should ^so^ much
9like to hear about your [paperdamaged] sit to Grahamstown. I'm a
10correspondent but I should like to hear from you. Are going to live at
11Fraserburg. Will you be near the house in which your Aunt Alice used
12to live? With love, & hoping someday to hear from you, & hoping life
13will be very sweet & bright to you,
14
15 Your little Auntie Olive
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