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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/43
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1911 ; Before End: 1912
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToAndre Murray
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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. Content also indicates Schreiner was in Cape Town when it was written.
1 Address to De Aar as I am back on Thursday
3 Dear Andre
5 I am so sorry to hear you have been so ill. I hope you don't feel any
6weakness from your illness still. I was hoping so I would see you here.
7 My love to the dear children. I'm delighted to hear they rode so well
8at the races My niece Lyndall Schreiner rode at the races here & won
9two prizes.
11 She is my brother Will's eldest daughter who is studying law, as I
12think I told you. She passed her first LLB exam last Xmas, & will take
13her final next year. Then we will have to fight a big fight to get the
14parliament to pass a law allowing women Barristers to practice. You
15must all help us. My youngest niece Ursula is doing very well with her
16legal ^medical^ studies at Cambridge She is coming out to this country
17in June for a visit.
19 Good bye dear. Write to me sometimes & give me news of
21^all the family.
23 Your most loving friend
24 Olive Schreiner^