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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 June 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address ToKnor Hoek, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Western Cape
Who ToJulia Solly nee Muspratt
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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 address this letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope.
1 Box 24
2 de Aar
3 3 June 1908
5 Dear Mrs Solly
7 Do let me know how you think our meeting went off.
9 I enclose 1/- from Miss Gertie Logan Matjesfontein who is now a member.
10 Please send her receipt. I have just had the news that my dear old
11mother-in-law has to under-go an operation for cancer of the breast on
12Monday next, & I may go down to be with her if my husband can’t go
13but please address here, as he will most likely go.
15 I have written to ask Mrs Macfadyen to arrange that she & I have a
16long talk before she goes to the Transvaal. If we can only have a talk
17I know all will be right. There is really a very generous strain in
18her nature; all her seeming faults arise from her being so different
19from South Africans, & also being without tact. I cannot forget how
20generously she expressed her willingness to stand down from the post
21of President if we thought any one else better. We must try to get up
22one or two large meetings during the cession with plenty of members on
23the platform.
25 //I have just had a letter from my dear friend Miss Molteno who has
26just been to a suffragette meeting in London. A few few weeks ago she
27was very doubtfully with them. Now, she can herself write from
28intensity of feeling. Good bye. I hope I shall be able to see more of
29you this time in Town.
31 Yours ever
32 Olive Schreiner