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Ethel Friendlander

Ethel Friedlander was the daughter of one of Cronwright-Schreiner’s business clients in De Aar, and she knew Olive Schreiner when she herself was about fifteen and still living in De Aar. She married Dr Louis Herrman, an educationalist. From Schreiner’s two extant letters to Ethel Friedlander, she was involved in the Women’s Enfranchisement League at some point, and later became a teacher and lived in Cape Town. Ethel Herrman’s ‘reminiscences’ of Olive Schreiner are reproduced in Vera Buchanan-Gould’s Not Without Honour (1949: 196). Her sister Zelda, a civil servant and writer, married Louis Herrman after Ethel’s death; in 1967 Zelda published an edited an interesting book of reminiscences of Schreiner, Until the Heart Changes.¬†

For further information see:
Vera Buchanan-Gould (1949) Not Without Honour: The Life and Writings of Olive Schreiner London & Cape Town: Hutchinson & Co
Zelda Friedlander (1967) Until the Heart Changes: A Garland for Olive Schreiner Cape Town: Tafelberg-Uitgewers
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