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Letter ReferenceGeneral Missionary Commission, Folder 25: Letters to Mr. J. Henderson MS 14, 847/5
ArchiveCory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 July 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 July 29th 1912
4 Dear Mr Henderson
6 I had no idea you would have any use to make of the answers when once
7the conference was over. The answers were of course private for the
8conference. As one would not wish a thing so hurriedly & in illness
9written down published.
11 I have sent it to my friend Mrs Brown to read, as she is working hard
12at the "Black Peril" matter & when it is done with will return it to
13you if you in any way need it. I feel it is important to make women
14take the right view of this matter. I know women who are simply mad
15with petty fear & rage on this subject.
17 Yours Faithfully
18 Olive Schreiner
20 If I am better I am planning later to go for change to the Eastern
21Province & shall visit Alice, & I shall hope to have
23^a talk with you on this matter. Also on the subject of native women as
No information can be found concerning where Henderson might have been intending to publish about the results of the 'so-called black peril' investigation, so it may never have appeared.