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Letter ReferenceGFP/OS-AG/1
ArchiveGreene Family Papers
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date15 November 1900
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToKenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Who ToAlice Greene
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Legend
The Project is grateful to John Barham and the Greene Family for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter to Alice Greene, which is part of the family collections. The date of the letter is derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address and the name of the addressee it was sent to. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from late 1900 to late 1907.
1Dear Friend
2
3The speeches at the Woman’s Congress seem to me better than any we
4have yet had. all were good but if one was better than another it was
5Mrs de Beers.
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7I was so glad to see you spoke so splendidly, as it showed you were
8better.
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10Olive
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12Please post the enclosed
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14^Cron will go down to the woman People Congress at Worcester on the 6th 1900^
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16^1) I am numbering all my letters to you or Miss Molteno This is 1
17Number yours to me that I may know I get them.^
18
Notation
Schreiner sent written addresses to some of the Volkskongres and women's and peace congresses and spoke at others, as follows: Graaff-Reinet Volkskongres, April 1900 (spoke); Cape Town women's meeting, June 1900 (spoke); Somerset East peace congress, October 1900 (a letter of address); Paarl, November 1900 peace congress (a letter of address); Worcester Volkskongres, December 1900 (spoke). Although she is recorded as speaking at the Worcester meeting in December 1900, it is possible that her speech was read out by Cronwright-Schreiner on her behalf. 'The enclosed' is no longer attached.