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Letter ReferenceE.L. Earp MSC 47/1.17/5
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToEmma Earp nee Findlay
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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. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 Sunday
2 The Homestead
3 Kimberley
5 Dear Emma
7 Thankyou very much for the beautiful likenesses. They are very good. I
8do hope you had a fine time in the dear old world. Did you go on the
9continent at all? We are hoping perhaps to be able to get away in
10January for a year.
12 I have had three mis-carriages since the birth of my baby. I seemed to
13get very well over the two first, in fact the first I hardly felt; but
14the last has prostrated me, & I don't seem able to get strong: I feel
15as if the change to Europe & seeing all my old chums there would pull
16me together & I long so for them all to know my husband. I am sure
17they will all love him. He's one of those people you like better the
18more you see of him. Do write & give me some news of yourselves & the
19dear little folk.
21 Yours with much love to Charley & the little ones.
22 Olive Schreiner