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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: F.S. Malan 1000/6
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1906 ; Before End: 1910
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToFrancois Stephanus ('FS') Malan
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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. This letter has been approximately dated by reference to content as having been written after the restitution of responsible government and before Union in South Africa. Content indicates that Schreiner was in Cape Town when she wrote it.
1 Dear Friend
3 Your few words on the woman question last night were of great value to
6 That man said that the great question in South Africa at the moment
7was that the devils & the angels were fighting for the soul of Malan;
8at least on this front the angels have won. May it be so also on that
9larger questions which looms as the great moral problem before all
10South African men & women, & which will determine the future of South
13 Yours ever
14 Olive Schreiner