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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 May 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToSir 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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 De Aar
2 May 24th 1911
4 Dear Mrs Solly
6 I’m sorry but I couldn’t possibly sign those letters.
8 I’ve never mentioned Mrs Macfadyens name even to my dear dear,
9friends the Pethick-Lawrences. It is quite right for you to write them;
10 ^& send them,^ but I should not have mentioned even the name of the
11Citizen’s Club if I had known she was connected with it.
13 She is the bitterest enemy the natives have. Don’t think I am
14condemning your action. But if I write on the matter at all it will be
15quite an impersonal letter showing how small & cowardly the action of
16all of us h is, who raise the Black Peril cry.
18 Yours faithfully
19 Olive Schreiner