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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/18
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Tuesday June 1907 ; Before End: August 1907
Address FromCape 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The place the letter was sent from is indicated by content. Schreiner was in Cape Town from mid June to mid August 1907.
1 Tuesday night
3 Dear Mrs Murray
5 I had quite forgotten that I had an engagement I can’t change for
6Thursday. Would it be possible for you to come & have lunch with me on
7Monday next. All this week I am full up with shopping for up-country
10 But next week I am quite free only then you will be gone & I did so
11want to have a talk about the Woman’s society with you.
13 If you have a drawing-room meeting I would invite Mrs Chandos Pringle
14the secretary, as she might feel pained if you didn’t I wonder what
15truth there is in talk about a split between our men? Now we are told
16we are never to remember the war & we are all loyal & tender lovers of
17King Edward & the Empire, I do not see any common bond to hold us
18together unless we are all united in our opposition to de Beers & the
19speculators & are we united there?? Everything connected with politics
20in South Africa is very distressing to me & I’ll just try to forget
21it & stick to working at my novel.
23 Good bye
24 Olive Schreiner
26 I shall probably leave for Hanover & De Aar on Friday week.
28 I will try to run out to Kenilworth when I have a spare hour this week,
29 & will chance finding ^you in.^
The novel Schreiner was 'working at' is From Man to Man.