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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/8
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 February 1909
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western 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.
1 Matjiesfontein
2 Feb 28th 1909
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4 My dear Mrs Murray
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6 Thank you much for your letter. I have sent it to Mrs Brown who will
7send it on to Mrs Purcell, Mrs Murray & Mrs de Villiers (the
8advocate's wife) who will I know all agree with me that the branches
9must keep their own little subscriptions if the organization is to
10live at all, & spread. I am sure we shall carry it.
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12 I do hope Mrs Murray will be elected president. Mrs Brown is going to
13propose that there be no deputy Chairman there being so many able
14vice-presidents one of whom can always mak take the chair. You will
15see my dear friend Constance Lytton has gone to prison with the others.
16 I should very greatly like to come & visit you. We might talk it over
17when we meet in town. I shall try to go down at least for a week.
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19 Keep the little book as long as you can make any use of it, by all
20means.
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22 I feel very down hearted about this Unification scheme. It puts away
23women's enfranchisement & all advanced legislation for twenty years if
24it is carried. I cannot help hoping that something will yet happen &
25save us from it.
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27 Yours most sincerely
28 Olive Schreiner
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