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Letter ReferenceHenry Nourse (Miss Battie) A743/Bf3
ArchiveWilliam Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Saturday July 1895 ; Before End: November 1898
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToMiss Battie
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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 letter has been dated by reference to when Schreiner lived in Kimberley, where she first started using a profession typist to prepare her manuscripts, which was from July 1895 to November 1898.
1 Saturday
3 My dear Miss Battie
5 I wrote to Cape Town to Miss Burgers there & asked her what ^was^ the
6ordinary price in Cape Town was for 1000 words if type writer carbons
7paper &c were given, for four copies; she sent back the enclosed wire
8saying about 1/3 per thousand. If you care to do some work, I shall
9have a little ready on Monday next.
11 Of course you will I know not show the work to any one and unreadable
12regard it as strictly private. I mention this because once a young
13lady a very nice girl who did typing for me showed my story to half a
14dozen people, & said she thought it didnt matter as I was going to
15print it!
17 Yours very sincerely
18 Olive Schreiner
The 'enclosed wire' mentioned by Schreiner is no longer attached to this letter.