Part of Autograph Letter Signed ('Olive Mackirdy') from the Anglo-Indian journalist and philanthropist Olive Christian Malvery, discussing her efforts to raise money for the building of shelters in London for homeless women.

Olive Mackirdy [née Olive Christian Malvery] (1877-1914), Anglo-Indian journalist and philanthropist, who raised money for two shelters for homeless women in London
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Place and date not stated (but written after her marriage in 1904).
SKU: 12928

2pp., 12mo. The final leaf of the letter only. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. A poignant letter, given its author's early death. Regarding 'the Shelter' Mackirdy writes that 'Lady Brassey the Duchess of St Albans Lady Radnor & others have been giving big dinner parties etc for me & I only go in order to meet people who will help with the Shelter. I am not very strong and have such heavy work that now I find I simply cannot indulge my own tastes & enjoy my firends if I am going to do definite work. Later on when all is in order & the organazation [sic] complete I shall be free to live a more easy life I hope.' She concludes by informing the unnamed correspondent that she is going to give 'an evening lecture in Lady Brasseys drawing room in April & a great many people are making up dinner parties & coming on - the tickets will be 5/- each. This is for the Shelter. | I hope to see you on the 22nd. | Yours sincerely | Olive Mackirdy'. Docketted at the foot of the second page: 'née Olive Christian Malvery - authoress | Soul Market'.