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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/23|
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town|
|Letter Date||After Start: 16 September 1916 ; Before End: 30 September 1916|
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The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Unknown, 16 September 1916, UCT Manuscripts & Archives, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
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 has been written on this short fragment in an unknown hand as 7 April 1916; however, Haldane Murray was killed in September 1916 and thus how the letter has been dated. The name of the addressee is not provided and remains unknown.