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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/204/146
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 November 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToJan Smuts
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The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections.
1 9 Porchester Place
2 Edgware Road
3 Nov 19th 1918
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5 Dear Jan
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7 Don’t you begin to see this is the 20th Century!! That the 19th is
8gone forever. It will have to go even in South Africa!
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10 The old world is cracking; or rather, it cracked long ago, & now its
11bursting.
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13 What madness is this sending troops to Russia. Mrs Partington trying
14to keep the sea back with her broom. The waves will rush round & catch
15you from the back!
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17 Give my love to my dear Isie.
18
19 Yours ever
20 Olive
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