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Letter ReferenceFindlay Family A1199/B Documents: Box 7/1
ArchiveWilliam Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 November 1900
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address ToPO Box 2158, 254 Washington Street, Boston
Who ToLittle, Brown & Co
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The Project is grateful to the William Cullen Library, University of Johannesburg, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Historical Papers. This letter is by and from Olive Schreiner to her US publisher; it is a copy made in Hudson Findlay's writing, acting as Schreiner's legal amanuensis or secretary.
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2 Address: c/o W.P. Schreiner Esq
3 Lyndall Newlands C.T.
5 Hanover, Cape Colony
6 November 9th 1900
8 Messrs Little, Brown & Co
9 PO Box 2158
10 254 Washington Street
11 Boston.
13 Dear Sirs,
15 Yours letter of the 22nd August. I note that you say that £40 was
16sent by Roberts Bros for composition & electrotyping of Stray Thoughts
17on S. Af" - I cannot understand how so large an expense could have
18been incurred by Roberts Bros, and am not prepared to admit that you
19can claim this amount from me, and besides this the five years of the
20contract will in any case have expired on the 25th of this month.
22 I have not yet seen any ?cession of the different contracts to you and
23am not prepared at present to admit that under all the circumstances
24of the case, which I need not now enter into, Roberts Bros has the
25right to cede you any of the contracts.
27 Without going into details I may mention that I have many grounds of
28complaint against Roberts Bros in respect of Peter Halket.
30 I shall be obliged if you will send me a copy of the cession you speak
31of from Roberts Bros to yourselves.
33 Yours faithfully
34 Olive Schreiner