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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/23- page 119
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 October 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Thomas Stead
Other VersionsCronwright-Schreiner 1924: 219
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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 Micofilm Collections.
1The Homestead
2Oct 2 / 95
3
4Dear Friend
5
6I got the Rev= of Rev=s yesterday & I am delighted with your article
7on Kama
. It would have been a terrible blow to me if you had been on
8the wrong side in this matter. I am more than satisfied with your
9article on him.
10
11I am hoping we shall see your son here in about a fortnight’s time.
12
13^You talk of hymns, but who is to draw the line between hymns & poems?
14Browning’s “Grammarian’s Funeral”, has been more of “a hymn” to me
15than all the hundred hymns I learnt as a child.^
16
Notation
Stead’s article on Khama which she is delighted with is: W.T. Stead "Character Sketch. Khama, Chief of the Bamangwato" Review of Reviews October 1895 pp.302-17, and it also includes comments on Sebele chief of the Bakwena and Bathorn chief of the Bangwatese. The Browning reference is: ‘The Grammarian’s Funeral’ in Robert Browning (1911) Men and Women Oxford: Clarendon Press. Cronwright-Schreiner’s (1924) short extract from this letter is incorrect in various ways.