"Opposition to vote on same terms as men, our constitution was violated, politics of Women's Enfranchisement League" Read the full letter
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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/38
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 4 June 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToCaroline Murray nee Molteno
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Legend
The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Thursday afternoon
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3 Dear Mrs Murray
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5 I think my husband will go, & in that case I must stay here to look
6after things. Don’t expect me, (if you should be good enough to say
7you can have me) unless you get a wire on Saturday saying I am coming
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9 In I wonder how our meeting on the 2nd went off in your opinion. I am
10so glad the "News" had a sympathetic little note. I am surprised to
11hear the Argus does not mention the meeting at all Is this so?
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13 Did Betty tell you she had been to a suffragette meeting, & been so
14deeply moved? Have you read "The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins? If not
15please do & tell me what you
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17^think of it. ^
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19 Yours ever
20 Olive Schreiner
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Notation
The book referred to is: Elizabeth Robins (1907) The Convert London: Methuen & Co. The 'sympathetic little note' in the South African News refers to a 2 June 1908 major meeting in support of women's enfranchisement held in the Metropolitan Hall, Cape Town, organised by the Women's Enfranchisement League with Caroline Murray as its President. See South African News 3 June 1908 (p.5).