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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/60
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: December 1911 ; Before End: April 1912
Address FromCape Town, Western 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. Content also indicates Schreiner was in Cape Town when it was written. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town from December 1911 to mid April 1912.
1 Dear Mrs Murray
3 I'm so sorry you are out again.
5 We are all going to meet (as many of our ^leading^ members of the
6Women's E League as we know will feel with us) at Mrs Brown's 2 Glebe
7Terrace Rondebosch
at 11 oclock on M Thurs-day morning to ^discuss
8about the question of the petition.^ Can you not come too? Do if you
9can. I am going to try & get my husband & Mr ?Balmsforth to come too.
10Wouldn't your husband come too, to help with his advice.
12 Please don't mention the meeting to any one, as we don't want it
13talked of till we what line of action we are going to take. We have
14had the advice of Advocate de Villiers.
16 Yours ever
17 Olive Schreiner
19 Isn't the heat terrible. Did you like Mrs Alexander's ^speech?^