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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mr Boonzaier 87.17/1/Boon/1
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1902 ; Before End: 1913
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToDaniel Cornelis Boonzaier
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. This letter can be approximately dated around Schreiner's comment about women?s emancipation as having been written after the South African War and before she left South Africa for Europe in late 1913, and perhaps most likely between 1907 and 1913.
1 Dear Mr Boonzier
3 I didn't make myself clear. I should really feel it an honour to be
4sketched by you; but I don't care to have my self printed ^& don't
5think any one here would care to have it.^ I'll write something for the
6paper when I can manage it.
8 Yours ever
9 Olive Schreiner
11 P.S.
12 I'm always hoping you will see the question of women's emancipation
13from my stand^-point^ & give us one of your finest pictures one of these