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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/5
|Archive||University of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
|Letter Date||30 January 1914
|Address From||Grand Hotel, Alassio, Italy
|Who To||William Philip ('Will') Schreiner
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to William Philip ('Will') Schreiner, 30 January 1914, UCT Manuscripts & Archives, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
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. This letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
Le Grand Hotel et D’Alassio
Jan 30 / 14
My dear Laddie
I wonder how things are going with you all. I seem to have been away
10: from Africa about two years & it is not yet two months since I sailed.
You will be having exciting times in parliament by now. I suppose
13: Botha & Smuts’s position will have been much strengthened by their
14: action during the last months. I do not believe there was for a moment
15: any attempt to blow up the train unless got – but it was necessary
16: that something of the should be found by some of the Government &
17: mining supporters. From what I heard privately there were the
18: strictest orders that no f violence should be done to the public
Where will it all end in the years that are coming?
I’m still staying on alone here. I shall move back to Florence in
24: about two weeks time. Address Poste Restante Florence if you write
25: when you get this.
I am so glad Cron got that little change to Cape Town. The unbroken
28: heat of de Aar is too terrible. The weather is getting a little less
29: cold here & I’m not so fit as when it was colder, but still all
30: right compared to what I ever am in South Africa.
Tell I shall go back to England in the first or second week of April &
34: ^stay at Alice Corthorn’s.
Good bye dear old man. Don’t work too hard. Love to all the dear