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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold3/ToBe/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday August 1906
Address FromHaddon Hall, Tamboer's Kloof, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToCaroline Murray nee Molteno
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Haddon Hall
2 Kloof Rd
3 Tuesday morning
5 Dear Mrs Murray
7 Thank you so much for your letter & invitation I should have liked
8greatly to come if I had been feeling as well as a few weeks ago; but
9now I’m just holding on, so I must stay in town where on the whole
10its drier.
12 Will you not come in & lunch with me some day this week; any day but
13Friday will do as I am going to lunch at Mary Sauers, & I hope you may
14be there too – or Saturday when we are going out.
16 I find this Natal business & the yet more terrible things that lie
17before us very depressing; because one is so powerless to do anything.
19 I long to see Miss Molteno & miss Greene but I really can’t wish any
20one in this land who feels as we do.
22 Did you see Mrs Lawrence’s picture in the Review of Reviews?
24 Yours affecy
25 Olive Schreiner
27 ^I hope the beautiful little grand-daughter flourishes. You are rich in
28having her.^
The June issue of the Review of Reviews featured a number of major 'character sketches', including of Keir Hardie and Annie Kenny; the photograph of Emmeline Pethick Lawrence appeared within the latter. See "Miss Annie Kenny, The Sufragette" Review of Reviews vol 31 June 1906 pp.583-7; the photograph in question is on page 586.