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Ursula Schreiner

Ursula Hester Schreiner (born 1892) was the younger of the two daughters of Will and Fan Schreiner. She started training as a doctor and then worked as a nurse during the First World War. It is not clear whether she completed her medical training although this seems unlikely in the wartime circumstances. She married a Dr Scott and they settled in Cape Town. Ursula’s family name was ‘Cuckoo’, and a number of the extant letters and cards from Schreiner to her are addressed thus. There are just twelve extant letters and cards, which is surprising as no letters to members of the Schreiner family found their way into the hands of Cronwright-Schreiner and his destructions. Most are birthday letters and cards or were sent on other ‘occasions’, such as for the New Year, and are warmly loving. A particularly charming birthday letter, replete with Schreiner’s kisses for Ursula, was written on 28 January 1898.
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collection icon Aletta: The Aletta Jacobs collection is extensive and available on microfilm at the Aletta IIVA archive in Amsterdam. Schreiner’... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon Bodleian Libraries Special Collections: Schreiner’s few remaining letters to Frank (or Harriet) Colenso, to Alfred Milner and to Cecil Rhodes are part of the l... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon Cullen Library, Historical Papers, University of Witwatersrand: Historical Papers in the Cullen Library is a leading location for accessing archival papers across many periods, organisation... Show/Hide Collection Letters
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collection icon National Archives Depot, Pretoria: The National Archives Depot is Pretoria is a leading location for archival papers across a wide time-period, organisations an... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon National English Literary Museum, Grahamstown: The National English Literary Museum is the leading location for collections pertaining to the imaginative and creative writi... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon SCCS Edited Extracts: Four groups of edited extracts from Olive Schreiner's letters can be accessed from here, made by her estranged husband Cronwr... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon National Library of South Africa, Cape Town: Special Collections at the NLSA provide one of the leading locations for archival papers across many periods, organisations a... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon Sheffield City Libraries, Archives & Local Studies: Edward Carpenter Collection, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield City Libraries: The Edward Carpenter Collection is held ... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon University of Cape Town, Historical Manuscripts: Manuscripts & Archives at the University of Cape Town is a leading location for accessing archival papers across many per... Show/Hide Collection Letters