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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/17
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date23 April 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMinnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections.
1 De Aar
2 April 23rd 1912
4 Dear Mrs Murray
6 Please tell the children how delighted I am with their lovely gift.
7You don't know how it touches me they should have sent it. It will
8keep me finely warm in the winter wrapped round my knees with my feet
9on my dear little footstool.
11 I found it here when I came back. But coming back suddenly to this
12great height completely prostrated me & its only to-day, that I've
13felt able to write even letters. I hope you all had a lovely holiday.
14Did the children ride at the Port Elizabeth races? Is Kathleen growing
15more robust?
17 My garden is very lovely just now with simply millions of
18chrysanthemums. I have planted them out side the hedge all round my
19ground, besides all that are in the garden But I have none quite as
20large & fine as I had last year. Next year I am going carefully to
21cultivate a few, & let the rest just grow in vast masses.
23 I wish I was able to write all it is in my heart to say about so many
24many things I must put that off till another day.
26 Perhaps next spring if you write & tell me you are having very dry
27weather I will be able to run down I just for a few days to see you
30 Love to all the dear ones
31 Olive Schreiner