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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: John & Mary Brown MSC 26/2.2.12
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date10 February 1903
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Brown nee Solomon
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Legend
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 end of this letter is missing.
1 Hanover
2 Feb 10 / 03
3
4 Now I wonder, my dear friend, what you are doing just now today in
5Scotland! I am thinking of you so continually You have been so much in
6my life ever since I just saw your beautiful sweet face that day in
7Mrs Hemmings drawing room, with your bright bright blue eyes. You are
8always part of my life.
9
10 I suppose Ray is at home now. It is beautiful she should have come
11back to Africa though so far from our old Africa. Perhaps some day
12when she & her husband want a change they will come & visit the old
13Colony.
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15 Have you read "The Soul of the People" yet? You know ever since I read
16it I sleep with it under my pillow ever night, & when my heart gets
17bad & I feel so alone then I sometimes put my hand on it, & it seems
18nearly like a living thing comforting one. No book has ever been the
19same to me. I wonder whether it will seem strange to you when you read
20the book, that I should feel so, or whether you will understand?
21
22[page/s missing]
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Notation
The book referred to is: Harold Fielding Hall (1898) The Soul of a People London: R. Bentley & Son.