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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/1
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 1911
Address FromSomerset East, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToMinnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. This letter has been approximately dated by reference to content.
1 Somerset East
2 Sunday
4 Dear Mrs Murray
6 I got here yesterday morning. Had a most kind welcome from Minnie de
sweet old mother Mrs Drummond & her son a fine young fellow
8of 20 who is in the bank here.
10 Somerset is lovely; but the air is damp. Mrs Drummonds house however
11stands on the hill & is built high off the ground. My plans are not
12clear yet, I must see how this suits me. Address here any how.
14 Mrs Brown came to see me last night, Cron had written to tell her I
15was coming. How nice if you were with me! There's a show here on the
1610th of March. Hearty greetings to Mr Murray.
18 ^Love to the children, much to your yourself
19 Olive Schreiner^
21 ^Mrs & Miss Scheppers from "Op-Sal" live in the town now. I am not
22likely to meet them as Mrs Drummond does not know them. They say they
23are very nice people.^