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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/30- pages 135-136
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date27 December 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Thomas Stead
Other VersionsRive 1987: 298-9
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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.
2The Homestead
3Dec 27 / 96
5My dear Friend
7We are, as think I told you when I wrote six weeks ago, sailing on the
86th of Jan = from Cape Town & shall I hope arrive in London about the
922nd. I write again in case I forgot to mention to you the date of our
12We shall only be in London a few days, for me to see about some
13publisher’s business & then we shall go on to Italy till the summer. I
14shall be very very glad to see you if you can make time to come & see
15me. My address is in London –
16c/o Alice Corthorn, M.B.
1719 Russell Rd
18Kensington W.
20If you do come & see me, please let us leave colonial politics alone.
21There are so many much larger & more interesting subjects that Mr
which we can dis-cuss & I feel that nothing I can say would be
23of any help to you. I am always willing to dis-cuss as long as I think
24my views may be of service to another. When I know it is not so, I
25won't. I shall indeed be glad to see you.
27Your friend
28Olive Schreiner
30^I hear Rhodes intends going by the same steamer we are going by so
31perhaps you will be at Plymouth to welcome him.^
The ‘publisher’s business’ referred to concerns the publication of Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland. Rive’s (1987) version omits part of this letter and is incorrect in minor respects.