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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/16
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 September 1898
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To14 Kersland Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, 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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope, which the postmark has been cut away from. The final insertion is written on the back of the envelope.
1The Homestead
2Sep 23rd 1898
3
4My dear Bob
5
6It seems long since we had tidings of how the world was going with you
7three. Does the little son flourish? Are you getting plenty of work? I
8can’t help wishing you were all out here.
9
10Dr Mure tool would I’m sure find work for you if you were once here,
11but it wouldn’t do to come out on spec.
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13Politics are taking up all our thoughts here. We hope in a couple of
14weeks to defeat Rhodes, & to see my brother Will Prime-minister. He
15(my brother) has begun of late years to feel very strongly on the
16question of Capitalism, & we may hope for some attempts at reform.
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18We are likely going to live up at Johannesburg at the end of the week
19year, if Cron can get any work.
20
21My heart has become very bad of late. I never am able to lie down any
22more have to sleep sitting up, which is tiring.
23
24Good bye. Drop me a line when you can dear old Bob.
25Love to wife & son.
26Olive
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28^Love to E C if you are writing to him^
29OS
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