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Lyndall Schreiner

Frances Lyndall (‘Dot’) Schreiner (born between 1887 and 1889) was the eldest daughter of Will and Fan Schreiner. She studied at Cambridge and graduated with a law degree. After her return to South Africa she passed the examinations required to become a barrister, but was not able to practice because of legal restrictions (only lifted in 1923) which prevented women from being admitted to the Cape Bar. She later married Tommy Gregg.

Schreiner was exceptionally fond of Dot Schreiner, referring to her in a letter to Mary Drew of 1913 as “the very apple of my eye”. There are few extant letters from Schreiner to Dot - just two, from 1905 and 1916 - which is surprising as none of her letters to members of the Schreiner family found their way into the hands of Cronwright-Schreiner and his destructions. Dot Schreiner was the only one of Schreiner’s nephews and nieces who had anything like literary aspirations. She published two books, one based on her nursing experiences during the First World War (Lyndall 1918) and the other a book of reminiscences about her aunt (Gregg 1957)

For more information see:
Lyndall Gregg (1957) Memories of Olive Schreiner London: Chambers.
Frances Lyndall (1918) Hospital Sketches London: Allen & Unwin.


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Collection Aletta: The Aletta Jacobs collection is extensive and available on microfilm at the Aletta IIVA archive in Amsterdam. Schreiner’... Show/Hide Collection Letters
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Collection Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin: The HRC, Austin, is one of the world leading locations for archival papers pertaining to literary life and manuscripts across... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Collection National Archives Depot, Pretoria: The National Archives Depot is Pretoria is a leading location for archival papers across a wide time-period, organisations an... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Collection National English Literary Museum, Grahamstown: The National English Literary Museum is the leading location for collections pertaining to the imaginative and creative writi... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Collection National Library of South Africa, Cape Town: Special Collections at the NLSA provide one of the leading locations for archival papers across many periods, organisations a... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Collection University of Cape Town, Historical Manuscripts: Manuscripts & Archives at the University of Cape Town is a leading location for accessing archival papers across many per... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Collection Women’s Library Autograph Collection: Schreiner’s letters to Alys Pearsall-Smith (later Russell) are archived as part of the ‘Literary Ladies’ su... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Collection National Library of South Africa SCCS Extracts: See Major Collections for details of the NLSA in Cape Town. The Extracts are precisely that, many hundreds of snippets mainly... Show/Hide Collection Letters

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