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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box8/Fold4/MMPr/AssortedCorres/FredPL/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 July 1909
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToFrederick '(Fred') Pethick-Lawrence
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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. A typescript only of this letter is available. The transcription here follows this typescript and includes any uncertain dates, ellipses, mistakes and so on.
1 de Aar
2 July 22nd, 1909
4 My dear Fred,
6 Its too splendid the fight our women are making. I am glad to hear one
7of our Cape League was with you on the 29th. Mrs G ( ) She wrote me
8a post card from Bow Street ... Did you get F. S. Malan’s speech I
9sent you? It was fine how he spoke out for the Suffragettes in London,
10wasn’t it? Its strange how much more enlightened men are in this
11country than women. If once we can get the women to move, everything
12will be right,
14 I never wrote to thank you for the trouble you took about my book.
The 'my book' referred to is Closer Union, which originated as a lengthy article published in the Transvaal Leader on 21 December 1908 and the Cape Times on 22 December 1908 (p.9); it appeared as a short book in 1909.