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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/46
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Thursday January 1909 ; Before End: 1913
Address Fromna
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. Content indicates Schreiner was not in De Aar when it was written. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, but with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Thursday
3 Dear Mrs Murray
5 I missed you so much when you were gone. It was nice to see you &
6Andre. Mr ?Mac Caly drove over this morning & asked if I'd care to go
7over tomorrow if he sent the cart in the morning; he said he would
8bring me back in the afternoon so I'm going.
10 I met Mrs "Mienner" (I don't know how the names spelt) yesterday for a
11few moments. They are going to Aliwal. Otherwise I've not seen any one
12since you went. Mrs ?Stretches little girl is ^for the present^ all
13right again & going back to school. The doctor says its her heart -
14poor little thing. The little white boy is going in on his bicycle &
15I'm just writing a line hurriedly to send with him.
17 Love to all at Portlock. The people are very kind here. My heart has
18been rather bad the last two days I suppose with working. I mean to
19try & stick to my work here for two months & then at the beginning of
20April go for a two months spree before I return to De Aar. I haven't
21had a "spree" for so many years.
23 Love to everybody including Chipsie & ?Piexie.
24 Olive Schreiner