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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/23
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 May 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
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.
1De Aar
2Cape of Good Hope
3South Africa
4May 28th 1913
6My dear Bob
8I hope the world goes well with you all. How is your own health?
10I am coming to England at the end of this year to see if I can get any
11medical help for my heart. I am going to try the baths &c at Nauheim.
12I wonder if there will be any chance of my seeing you?
14I fear I shall not be able to go up to Scotland & want so much to see
15Lene & the children, as well as you.
17We are still living at de Aar in the old way. Cron is going for a six
18or seven months holiday to travel on the continent & to get a good
19rest & will likely go a month ^or so^ before I do. I mean to try the
20cure at Nauheim which has done my brothers heart much good.
22It will be nice to see dear old Edward again. But oh Bob, it does
23break my heart that so many of my old friends seem to have moved so
24far backwards, are Christian Scientist believes in ghosts fortune
25telling &c, &c. I suppose the average human cannot do with out some
26form of superstition. I simply ask my Christian Scientist &
27Ghost-believing friends please not to dis-cuss it with me.
29Good bye dear old Bob. I hope all goes well with you & yours.
30Love to Lene