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Letter ReferenceAnna Purcell MSB 386/1.8
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 October 1905
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToAnna Purcell nee Cambier Faure
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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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere. The start of the letter is missing.
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3 could have pained her, I might think it was that, but it can't be.
4Perhaps she is pained by my objecting to the killing at Johannesburg
5but I hardly think she could be so narrow. I have not mentioned the
6strike or anything connected with it to her. Of course likely she is
7just too busy to find a moment to spare, especially as her nurse has
8left her to get married. If you do meet her write & tell me. No one
9has mentioned her name since her return & that makes me fear she has
10been ill, & is not going out.
12 I fancy Margaretha will be of a very artistic turn - I don't think
13William will be! - he will be a man of action; & Walter a student.
14Dear Walter, I think he grows sweeter & sweeter as he grows older.
16 Cron is very busy with his golf playing every afternoon. They have a
17big match with three other towns on next Monday.
19 Thine ever
20 Olive