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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/55
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday May 1910
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMinnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
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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 has been dated by reference to content. Schreiner stayed with Isie and Jan Smuts in May 1910.
1 De Aar
2 Saturday
4 Dear Mrs Murray
6 I was so glad to see your hand-writing again.
8 I am leaving for a short visit to the Transvaal on Wednesday to stay
9with the Smutses & Lady Innes. I shall be gone till about the 15th. If
10Miss E. Murray comes after I am back I shall be so delighted to have
11her, & will try to get up a little meeting in my study for her to
12speak to about her work.
14 I still hope I'll come to you some day.
16 My husband is standing again for Beaufort West, but Charlie Molteno &
175 others are standing against him. Please send this note to Miss E
18Murray or give her my message. Ask her if she would like me to try &
19get some situation for Miss Cloete at Pretoria. What kind of work she
20could do &c. &c.
22 Much love to you dear friend
23 Olive Schreiner
25 ^Excuse haste - I'm busy baking & getting the house right before I go.
26I always like to leave it clean & straight from the store-room to the