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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerUncatLetters/OS-TFisherUnwin/63
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 November 1897
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToT. Fisher Unwin
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. This letter is by and from Olive Schreiner, with Cronwright-Schreiner acting as her amanuensis or secretary.
1The Homestead
2Kimberley
3Cape Colony
47th Nov. ‘97
5
6Dear Mr Unwin,
7
8How about the “Political Situation”? You once sent us £10 (I
9think that was the amount); but we have had no statement of sales yet.
10Will you please let me have the statement with settlement of whatever
11amount may be due?
12
13Your letter containing your offer for “Stray Thoughts”, in book
14form, reached Mrs Schreiner some weeks ago. You will no doubt hear
15from her later. She is very much better I am glad to say, and at work
16on the essays (“Stray Thoughts”).
17
18Up-country parts are suffering from an awful drought.
19
20With kinds regards from Mrs Schreiner & myself,
21I am
22Yours very sincerely,
23S.C. Cronwright Schreiner
24
Notation
A set of Schreiner's 'Returned South African' essays was to have been published as 'Stray Thoughts on South Africa'. However, although prepared for book publication, a dispute with a US publisher and the events of the South African War (1899-1902) prevented this. They and some other essays were posthumously published as Thoughts on South Africa.