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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 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 Jan Smuts, 19 November 1918, National Archives Repository, Pretoria, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.

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
5:  Dear Jan
7:  Don’t you begin to see this is the 20th Century!! That the 19th is
8:  gone forever. It will have to go even in South Africa!
10:  The old world is cracking; or rather, it cracked long ago, & now its
11:  bursting.
13:  What madness is this sending troops to Russia. Mrs Partington trying
14:  to keep the sea back with her broom. The waves will rush round & catch
15:  you from the back!
17:  Give my love to my dear Isie.
19:  Yours ever
20:  Olive

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