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Letter ReferenceAletta Jacobs Papers AHJ/280
ArchiveAletta, International Archives for the Women’s Movement, Amsterdam
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 August 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToGrand Hotel, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Who ToAletta Jacobs
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Olive Schreiner's letters to Aletta Jacobs are part of the International Archives for the Women's Movement collections, to whom thanks are due for access to the microfilm of the Aletta Jacobs Papers. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address the letter was sent to. Content shows it was written from De Aar.
1Dear Dr Jacobs
3I hope you will have a splendid time in the Transvaal. I shall always
4remember your day here, a “red letter” day to me.
6Will you please write to your publisher about that copy of your book
7^translation^ which I ought to have got. If he still has it ask him
8please to send it direct to me here.
10Thank you so much for your letter.
12Yours with heartfelt greetings
13Olive Schreiner
15I would so much value them if your friend could send me some copies of
16the snap-shots she took here. They would be a reminder of a happy day
17to me.
Aletta Jacobs and Carrie Chapman Catt were on a world tour from July 1911 to July 1912 and in South Africa from mid August to late October 1911; they were in Port Elizabeth in late August 1911. Jacobs' Dutch friend Nettie Boersma accompanied her on her visit to Schreiner in De Aar in late August 1911, just before they went to Port Elizabeth, and Boersma took the photographs which Schreiner refers to. Schreiner's comment about a translation refers to the one Jacobs made of Woman and Labour, which appeared in Dutch in 1911 as De Vrouw En Arbeid Amsterdam: Von Kampen.