"Place with husband, Betty Molteno needs new world" Read the full letter
Collection Summary | View All |  Arrange By:
< Prev |
Viewing Item
of 174 | Next >
Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/28
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 October 1910
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMinnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
Other Versions
PermissionsPlease read before using or citing this transcription
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.
1 De Aar
2 Oct 29th 1910
4 Dear Mrs Murray
6 Thank you for your kind letter. I had meant to leave on the 15th. But
7the heat is so great here I think it will have to be Friday the 11th &
8I shall get to Graaff Reinet on the 12th. I'm not sure if my husband
9will be able to come with me, he has so much important business He
10thanks you very much for your kind & warm invitation. Please send the
11enclosed cutting back to me at once as I want to send it to Mrs de
14 Shall I bring my hammock with me, is there any place near my room
15where I could tie it up? Its a very nice large Indian one but heavy to
16carry about unless I shall be able to use it. I feel so grateful to
17you for being willing to have me.
19 Yours ever
20 Olive Schreiner
22 The cutting is from the Transvaal Leader I take it daily. Its much the
23most interesting paper in South Africa.
25 ^I will write or wire at once if I make any change in my plans.^
The cutting referred to is no longer attached to the letter.