"Trying to help Will Schreiner politically; I want 'She wrote Peter Halket' on my grave; it's what it cost me" Read the full letter
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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold6/1907/17
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date4 July 1907
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address ToKnor Hoek, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Western Cape
Who ToJulia Solly nee Muspratt
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The address the letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope and the last insertion is on the envelope, which has an illegible postmark. Schreiner was in Cape Town from early June to late August 1907.
1 Dear Mrs Solly
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3 I will most gladly sign the paper you left with me. Shall I sign this
4copy or another after you have signed it?
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6 I’m so sorry you can’t be here tomorrow. I’ll write & tell you
7if anything takes place in Parliament that does not appear in the
8papers.
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10 Yours ever
11 Olive Schreiner
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13 I think Mrs Madfadyen is invaluable. People will have to learn to
14understand her.
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16 ^My Husband would like to join as an honorary member. Must I send his
17name to Mrs Pringle?^
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