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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Horatio Kitchener 87.17/1/Kitch/1
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 January 1901
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToHoratio Kitchener
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections.
1 Hanover
2 Jan 9th 1901
4 Lord Kitchener
6 Dear Sir,
8 I trust you will pardon the liberty I am taking in asking whether, if
9you should come to this part of the country you would give me the
10favour of unreadable ^half^ an hour's interview with you. If you do not
11come to Hanover & would allow me to come to Noupoort or de Aar to meet
12you, I would be glad to do so.
14 The smallest wild duck knows more about the ins-&-outs of its own
15little mountain tarn, than the largest swan from the great lakes who
16has but newly arrived there can always do. Therefore it is not
17absolutely irrational that I should wish to put a few points before
20 If you would kindly allow your secretary to write & tell me whether
21you would be willing to see me, I should be very much obliged.
23 Yours faithfully
24 Olive Schreiner