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Letter ReferenceFindlay Family A1199/B Documents: Box 7/13
ArchiveWilliam Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1900
Address Fromna
Address ToCape Town
Who ToHudson Findlay
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The Project is grateful to the William Cullen Library, University of Johannesburg, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Historical Papers. This comment has been written on a typescript letter Schreiner had received; it is dated as 1900 due to its place in the archival sequence. Its addressee is implicit in archival location.
1 This is a copy of one of the endless letters I have received with
2regard to the publications of my Stray Thought articles in America.
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4 Olive Schreiner
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Notation
The typescript letter which this comment is written on is as follows:

Miss Olive Schreiner
Cape Town, S.A.

Dear Madam,

I have discovered a most interesting series of articles on South Africa, entitled Stray Thoughts on South Africa, contributed by yourself to the Fortnightly Review in 1896. I would very much like to syndicate part of this matter in leading Sunday papers of America. Are the articles for sale for serial publication, or have you already disposed of serial rights? For For how much may I use the articles in the newspapers? Or if agreeable to you I would prefer to sell them and gvi give you fifty per cent of the gross proceeds receipts. If you will let me have the articles on the last named terms, please cable "Yes" on enclosed blank and I will forward this cable cost to you at once. Please also write me without delay stating on what terms I can use the articles. I am eager to get them out at the earliest possible moment.

P.S. Very likely I would also find it advantageous to republish the articles in pamphlet form after they appear in the newspapers. If this is so, I will give you a royalty of fifteen per cent on the retail price of the book. Is this satisfactory?

There is no indication of the name of the letter-writer or which publishing house they represented.