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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date17 November 1899
Address Fromna
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.
1 Dear Mrs Murray
2
3 I send you a letter & pamphlet which I got by last post. Please when
4you’ve looked at them send them to Miss Molteno & ask her to return
5them to me. I know it will cheer her to have fresh proof that the best
6element in the English nature does feel with us in our terrible
7struggle.
8
9 I am sending home cables to England almost daily but I fear they are
10being very much delayed. 60 hours.
11
12 If you should now of some quiet reliable person going home as
13passenger by some steamer please let me know some time before, as I
14should like to send an article home by them, as I do not trust the
15post here.
16
17 I‘m have also taken a great liberty without asking you, & have told
18two publishers when they write to me, if enclosing cheques to send the
19letters addre in an out side envelope addressed to your care: I hope
20you will not mind my having done so.
21
22 England appears today to be committing murder, but what she is really
23committing is self murder.
24
25 Yours ever
26 Olive Schreiner
27
28 Nov 17th 1899
29
30 ^Please return them to me & I will send them on to her.^
31
Notation
The pamphlet which was sent to Schreiner cannot be established.