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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/42- pages 173-176
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 5 July 1897
Address FromMorley’s Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Thomas Stead
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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. This letter is by and from Olive Schreiner, with Cronwright-Schreiner acting as her amanuensis or secretary. Schreiner was very briefly in Broadstairs in early July 1897, returning to Morley’s Hotel on the night of Sunday 4 July, thus the dating of the letter.
3Dear Mr. Stead,
5My wife asks me to say she should like to meet you. Her health has
6been and is so bad (the English climate not suiting her) that she may
7have to return to the Cape very soon. In any case our movements are
8uncertain. She would not like to leave without having met you.
9Politics as touching South Africa can be avoided if you wish it.
11We went to Broadstairs on Saturday, hoping she might be better there,
12but she had asthma so severely that we had to return last night. She
13is better today, but our stay here is uncertain; so perhaps, if it
14suits you, you will arrange a meeting as soon as possible.
16Yours very truly,
17S.C. Cronwright Schreiner
19W.T. Stead Esq