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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/44
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 3 July 1908
Address FromCape Town, Western 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 date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was in Cape Town from early July 1908 to early September 1908.
1 Wednesday night
3 Dear Mrs Solly
5 I had a talk with Malan this afternoon. He thinks that petition from
6women in all parts of the country to the Convention a splendid idea.
7(this if course is private) My only fear is our not getting enough
8names of Dutch origin, & from up-country places.
10 Your speech was grand this evening. Mrs Macfadyen spoke splendidly too.
11 She is just perfect on a platform, at debate, quite a gift in itself.
12She really is so invaluable & the way she took what I said at the
13meeting after you left, when I fear I got rather warm was simply
14angelic. All she lacks is tact. She really has the finest intentions,
15& as anything but president would be the most valuable person in our
16society after yourself.
18 I was so sorry to see you looking so tired; but it didn’t tell on
19your speech at all.
21 Yours ever
22 Olive Schreiner