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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold1/Dated/17
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1907
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Hanover from September 1900 to October 1907, after 1902 with visits, sometimes fairly lengthy, elsewhere.
1 Dear Mrs Solly
3 I’m afraid I can’t make any promise about speaking. My health is
4so uncertain now, & my breath so short for speaking. I should be very
5glad to be in town when the meeting took place, just to see the women
6who are interested in the matter. About how many members have we, I
9 I send my subscription 1/- which I quite forgot.
11 Mrs Macfayden article ^in the ?Month^ I thought most exceptional in its
14 I shall be down with my husband about the 21st & will let you know
15where we are staying. I fancy it will be the Royal in Plein Street.
16Have you read a most splendid thing called "Woman, a few shrieks" by a
17Miss Smedley. The humour is grand.
19 Good bye. I’m looking forward so much to seeing you.
20 Olive Schreiner
The article by Mrs Macfayden in the Month cannot be established. The book referred to is: X (Anne Constance Smedley, later Armfield) (1907) Woman: A Few Shrieks! Setting forth the necessity of shrieking till the shrieks be heard Letchworth: Garden City Press.