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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold3/1910/4
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date25 February 1910
Address FromRocklands, Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address ToKnor Hoek, Sir Lowry's Pass, Western Cape
Who ToJulia Solly nee Muspratt
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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 of this letter is provided by the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to.
1 Rocklands
2 Beach Rd
3 Sea Point
5 Dear Mrs Solly
7 Your letter to Anna Purcell is splendid. Magnificent. You ought to be
8the first woman we send to parliament & the only woman fit to go. You
9are straight. Two days ago I wrote a letter to Dr Brown & told him we
10could not have him further interfering in the matters of our society,
11which concerned the committee alone. At the general meeting he can
12speak – we can’t stop him. He has no right to interfere with us
13here. He had a long talk & walk with Mr Macfadyen (who is not even a
14member of our society) & he brought a p resolution formed by Mr Madyen
15Macfadyen, which Mary Brown was to put in as her resolution. Off
16course Anna &c would not do it. Its not right but the dear old man
17can’t see it.
19 Mrs Alexander is willing to stand for election on the committee. Your
20letter is splendid. If you go to England there will be no one left to
21take your place in the society. I send you a letter I wrote to Mrs
If you think it worth reading please return it.
24 I’m so very ill, or I would do more.
26 Olive Schreiner
28 Couldn’t you manage to come on the day before the meeting & let us
29talk matters over
31 Olive Schreiner
The enclosed letter is no longer attached.