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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/41
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday April 1909
Address FromEastbergholt, Tamboer's Kloof Road, Gardens, Cape Town
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 dated by reference to address and content. Schreiner stayed at Eastbergholt in Cape Town for part of April 1909.
1 Eastbergholt
2 Tamboer's Kloof Rd
3 Cape Town
4 Friday
6 My dear Mrs Murray
8 I have been so busy finishing off a little book on the woman question
9I am sending to England. (copying it & writing an introduction.) that
10& I've so unwell since I came here I have been hardly anywhere & seen
11hardly any one. I have not yet once been to "the House". As soon as it
12is done & sent off which I hope will be next Tuesday I will come & see
13you. Please let me know not only your address but at which part of Sea
14Point I must get out of the train to get to you. Your husband told
15mine you had a cold. I hope you are all fit again. I am longing to
16have a long talk with you & shall
18 ^like so to see the children.
20 Yours ever
21 Olive Schreiner^
The 'little book on the woman question' referred to is Woman and Labour.