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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/42
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday April 1908 ; Before End: June 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToLucy Molteno nee Mitchell
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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; content suggests April to June are likely dates around events in the Pretoria Women's Enfranchisement League.
1De Aar
4My dear Lucy
6Thank you for your sweet letter. I have had no answer to my last from
7Mrs Murray but when I was at Lady Innes’s there came a letter
8addressed in Mrs Murray’s handwriting to D Lady Innes’s care. It
9was addressed to Doctor Murray. Th But as the Innes’s told me he
10never stayed there & for anything they knew might still be in Cape
11Town I couldn’t help thinking it must be a mistake & in absence of
12mind she must have put Dr Murray’s name instead of mine. Of course I
13left it all at the Inneses; Could you let her know in case it was
14meant for me. I don’t know where to address to her.
16The Pretoria woman’s society has been hood-winked by Mrs MacFadyen
17even more than we were. They never elected her as chair man, & their
18are going to have nothing to do with the National Committee nor are
19they going to send any petition in union with other societies. I saw
20the paper she sent them in which she said Mrs Brown had elected her to
21stand on the National Committee (she mentions no one else) & that she
22never said one word about all the matters in the inset. She really is
23a wicked woman. I am so sorry Mrs Murray will be away so long: Please
24send her this letter or tell her what I say.
26I am enjoying the cold weather so much.
28My dear love to you & the sweet children