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Letter ReferenceE.L. Earp MSC 47/1.17/6
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1897
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. This letter has been dated by reference to content and regarding other letters to Charlie and Emma Earp about their son Don. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 Dear Emma
3 Thank you so much for all the trouble you took getting me the rug. I
4like it very much. You lay yourself open to people troubling you with
5commissions because you are one of those rare people who always seems
6just to get the very thing one wants. Cron says little Don is getting
7to be such a fine lovely boy. I wish I could see you see you all.
8Where is Alice now & where is Eli? I get no news of any of you. It is
9beautiful weather here quite cold & wintry already.
11 Good bye dear & many thanks.
12 Love to all
13 Your little Auntie