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Letter ReferenceSmuts A1/189/78
ArchiveNational Archives Repository, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 May 1906
Address FromHaddon Hall, Tamboer’s Kloof, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToIsie Smuts nee Krige
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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 Hadden Hall
2 Tamboer’s Kloof
3 May 24th 1906
5 Dear Isie
7 I got here yesterday & found your letter here sent on from Hanover.
8Thank you so much for it. It was a cheering thing to find here, for it
9is pouring with rain & very damp & I am so afraid I may have to return
10to Hanover & spend the three months Parliament sits alone there
11without him ^Cron.^ I think this will be a very busy scession sitting.
12Some folk seem to feel sure Jameson will have to go out. I hope not.
13If the SA Party comes in on such a small majority it will have to play
14down to the capitalistic & other elements.
16 // I shall certainly go to Stellenbosch if I stay here, to see your
17dear mother. I shall go to see Daisy the first fine day. I wish you &
18the children were down here too. I hope when you come down next you
19will meet my dear friend Anna Purcell She is a woman, I think, after
20your own heart.
22 Good bye. My husband would send hearty greetings to you both but he is
25 Olive
27 Address to my Husbands care House of Parliament, & he will send the
28letter on to me if by any chance I should have left.