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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/4
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 May 1911
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMinnie or Mimmie Murray nee Parkes
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 300
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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.
1 De Aar
2 May 13 / 11
4 Dear Friend
6 I value your letter so much. I shall always keep it. I have had a
7great joy, perhaps, it is not certain, my little niece Ursula
will study medicine. She will not quite decide till she goes
9to England next month with her brother Oliver & her father. I am so
10anxious for some of our best young women who have the ability & whose
11parents can manage the money to enter some of the professions & not
12the already over crowded occupations of teaching, nursing, typewriting,
13 boarding house keeping &c.
15 I am going to the Victoria Falls on the 2nd of June with my brother
16Will's wife, the two girls & Oliver. My sweet old brother Will has
17invited me & is paying for my ticket that I may have the chance of
18being with the children before they go. I am looking forward to it
19greatly if only I can keep well. It would be fine if you & Mr Murray
20were coming too. Its so beautiful if you have all your friends about
21you. My love to all the dear children. I send some stamps.
23 Good bye. Thank you so much, so very much for your letter.
24 Yours
25 Olive Schreiner
Cronwright-Schreiner's (1924) version of this letter is incorrect in various respects.