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Schreiner’s letters discuss many major events and social circumstances in Britain, Europe and southern Africa, and they are also concerned with the wider processes of social, economic and political change. Her letters are indeed often direct interventions into these matters in their own right - her letters to Jan Smuts, Hofmeyr, Kitchener, Milner, and FS Malan come under this heading, for instance.

The page for each of the topic headings will explain what is included in this collection, and they are linked to the relevant letters. All of these topics are of matters of importance and concern to Olive Schreiner herself and provide a good indication of the breath of her interests and involvements.