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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/47
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 November 1909
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 October to late December 1909.
1 Dear Mrs Solly
3 I wish you were here. Yes we shall come with much pleasure. Do try to
4be be here surely on the 1st.
6 I am very unwell or would have written sooner.
8 We are getting up a meeting at Mrs C C de Villiers on Monday next for
9the young speakers & people only.
11 The speakers will be young Mrs Alexander the wife of the member, a
12most gifted & brilliant woman of 22 Mrs Advocate de Villiers Miss
, young Advocate Van Zyl the member. Miss ?Malony O’Connor &
14Mrs Kriel (?Beuce ?Marchant that was) We have invited all the S A
15College students men & woman & hope to have about 100 young people
18 No I can do nothing with Mrs Macfadyen. I thought you were hard on her,
19 but I begin to understand her now. I wish I could talk to you it
20takes too long to write.
22 Yours ever
23 Olive Schreiner