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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mimmie Murray 2001.24/91
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date15 February 1909
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address ToPortlock, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
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 postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark and the address it was sent to and the recipient are on its front. Schreiner stayed in Matjesfontein from late December 1908 to late March 1909.
1 I sent you a little pamphlet which I thought might be useful to you.
2Please return it when you've read it, as I want to lend it to someone
3else. I think we ought to make Mr Murray President & Mrs Macfadyen
4deputy chairman
6 Olive
8 ^I shall move at the general meeting that all branches claim their own
The 'little pamphlet', probably a Cape Women's Enfranchisement League one, is no longer attached and insufficient information exists for it to be traced.