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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Anna Purcell MSC 26/2.9.8
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1907 ; Before End: 1918
Address Fromna
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 has been approximately dated by reference to content, as after when Schreiner and Anna Purcell became friends and before the death of Frederick Purcell in 1919. The beginning of the letter is missing.
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3 & your husband had been able to meet her & some of my other friends I
4know you would have loved them. Send the letters on to Mrs Brown & ask
5her to return them to me.
7 I've something else I want to write to you about but will do so when
8I'm fitter. It's nice to think little Magraretha will grow up in a
9larger freer world than we did.
11 Things will be very different in 20 years time. I fix my thoughts on
12the future, even the very far future which is yet so near in the life
13of the race, when so many will reach what we have only dreamed of.
15 Olive