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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1908
Address Fromna
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. This letter concerns controversies in the Cape Women's Enfranchisement League regarding whether there should be a racial or non-racial basis to the campaign for women's suffrage; it has been assigned a year by reference to other letters on this topic, including to Lucy Molteno (see Olive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/42).
1My darling Lucy
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3Thank you for your sweet letter. I am going to write a long letter to
4the committee explaining to them why I resigned & why I cannot re-join.
5 But I am not well enough to write it down I shall have to wait till
6next month.
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8I am likely leaving for Pretoria next Wednes-day to see if the few
9days change will do me any good.
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11If you write to me there address to Lady Innes care.
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13I hope the damp is not trying you, dear. My love to all the dear
14children
15Thine ever
16Olive
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