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Letter ReferenceGeneral Missionary Commission, Folder 25: Letters to Mr. J. Henderson MS 14, 847/3
ArchiveCory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 June 1912
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToJames Henderson
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The Project is grateful to the Cory Library for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections.
1 De Aar
2 June 28th 1912
4 Dear Sir
6 I deeply regret you have not got the returns One was sent to Mrs
7Sprigg, one to Rev Canon Mercer, Piet Retief, Transvaal. One Mrs
sent to a Jo'burg lady who feels deeply on the question & Mrs
told me was anxious to have one. One I filled in myself but I
10was lying ill in bed when I wrote it out & it was written so badly you
11could not have made it out so I've copied it on form 22 which I now
12sent. The delay has been caused by the illness & death of husbands
13mother & of my sister Mrs Stakesby Lewis. These things have taken all
14my time & thought & I have been long confined to bed myself. I wish I
15could have given my evidence by word of mouth as I have much more to
18 Yours faithfully
19 Olive Schreiner