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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold6/1907/23
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date8 August 1907
Address FromRossyvera, Norfolk Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
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.
1 Rossyvera
2 Norfolk Rd
3 Sea Point
4 Aug 8th 1907
5
6 Dear Mrs Solly
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8 I was not well enough to get to the committee meeting. But I suppose
9as Mrs Macfadyen was not there you would not have cared to do anything
10about electing vice Presidents &c.
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12 Have you arranged for any drawing room meetings? ^& on what dates?^ My
13sister-in-law Mrs WP Schreiner who has joined will have one at her
14house & Mrs Brown will speak. I suppose we must let the secretary know
15the exact dates as soon as decided so that she may send out notices if
16she thinks it necessary. I shall also try to arrange for a drawing
17room meeting at my sister-in-laws Mrs JW Wrights as she has a splendid
18large room. Would you or Mrs Macfadyen care to ask my husband to speak
19at a drawing room meeting He doesn’t care to unless some of the
20official members ask him & I think some speeches by men might be
21use-ful.
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23 I think if Mrs Macfadyen or some of the f other progressive ladys of
24our society (I don’t know which they are except Mrs Mackintosh)
25would also try to ^get some of their progressive friends to^ organize
26some drawing room meetings & get some progressive party members to
27speak it would be good. My sister in law joined yesterday & her niece
28Miss Gie, & I enclose 1/- from Miss unreadable Reitz, my
29sister-in-law’s sister who wishes to join. Please send her card to
30Miss H Reitz, Hatfield Street, Gardens. I also enclose 1/- from Miss
31Glossop ^the painter^ who wishes join. Her address is at present Miss
32Glossop, Klapmuts She is going to try & start a little branch at
33Wellington where her farm lies. Please send her the conditions for
34being allowed to start a branch.
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36 Your speech was just what was wanted yesterday, It impressed all the
37women whom I had asked to come. I was sorry I couldn’t speak, as I
38can’t put the strain of any excitement on. I could easily write &
39get some one to read it, but then as you say that’s not the same
40thing. I am sending this through Mrs Macfadyen so that she may know
41what I have done.
42
43^Didn’t you think the meeting very satisfactory on the whole After
44next Xmas if Miss Molteno & Miss Greene when they come out throw
45themselves in with us we shall have two most invaluable workers. ^
46
47 Yours ever
48 Olive Schreiner
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50 ^Please let me know if you receive this letter & the stamps 2/- safely.^
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