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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/28
|Archive||National English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
|Letter Date||29 October 1910
|Address From||De Aar, Northern Cape
|Who To||Minnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Minnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes, 29 October 1910, National English Literary Museum, Grahamstown, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections.
Oct 29th 1910
Dear Mrs Murray
Thank you for your kind letter. I had meant to leave on the 15th. But
7: the heat is so great here I think it will have to be Friday the 11th &
8: I shall get to Graaff Reinet on the 12th. I'm not sure if my husband
9: will be able to come with me, he has so much important business He
10: thanks you very much for your kind & warm invitation. Please send the
11: enclosed cutting back to me at once as I want to send it to Mrs de
12: Villiers &c.
Shall I bring my hammock with me, is there any place near my room
15: where I could tie it up? Its a very nice large Indian one but heavy to
16: carry about unless I shall be able to use it. I feel so grateful to
17: you for being willing to have me.
The cutting is from the Transvaal Leader I take it daily. Its much the
23: most interesting paper in South Africa.
^I will write or wire at once if I make any change in my plans.^
The cutting referred to is no longer attached to the letter.