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Letter ReferenceAnna Purcell MSB 386/1.14
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 December 1915
Address FromLondon
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. This letter is written on embossed headed notepaper and ‘The Visitors’ Room’ is the paper Schreiner is using rather than where the letter is ‘from’. She was resident at St Mary Abbotts Terrace during December 1915.
1 The Visitors' Room
2 Barkers
3 Kensington
4 Dec 22nd 1915
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6 Dear Anna
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8 I am waiting here for a friend, & am going to give the time to one
9word of love to you. Dear you'll never know all you've been to me. How
10I treasure the beautiful memory of all your love & kindness to me. I
11wonder if we shall ever meet again. It seems likely not but life holds
12many things. It's a damp foggy rainy day, but oh so much better than
13the warmth. As soon as the thermometer gets over 60 I can't do
14anything.
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16 Oliver is home for a few days, so changed one would hardly know him.
17The two girls are home too, & & are perhaps going to nurse in
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19 ^Egypt
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21 Good bye my darling Anna
22 Olive^
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24 Address to Standard Bank
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