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Letter ReferenceAnna Purcell MSB 386/1.9
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1907
Address FromCape Town, Western 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Content indicates that the letter was written while Schreiner was in Cape Town. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from mid June to mid September 1907. The end of the letter is missing.
1 My darling Anna
3 I think the meeting went off well. But I don't know why any one needed
4to say you wouldn't do as well as secretary as Mrs Hall, because no
5one is quite like you. You are so wonderful in your quiet power of
6getting things done, & better than other people do them with much more
7fuss. You are a genius. I'm not trying to flatter you, dear. But I've
8seen & known so many people in my life, but no one with quite your
9gifts & powers. You are like Miss Molteno & Miss Greene, always
10unfolding & developing. You will be grand when you are old. I wish I
11could live to see then Little Margaretha will.
13 I'm so glad you like Mrs Haldane Murray so much. I am so wonderfully
14drawn to her. Minnie De Villiers too is a fine woman & she
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