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Letter ReferenceJohn X. Merriman MSC 15/1906:232
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1906
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToJohn X. Merriman
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. This letter has been dated by reference to its place in the archive sequence.
1 Dear Mr Merriman
3 Will you do me the favour of seeing that General Butler gets the
4enclosed note at once I don't know his movements. In what a truly
5shameful manner the Duke has made his visit here a party demonstration.
6 I have It should be be taken up fully & wisely by someone. I have
7just been reading Hervey's Memoir of the reign of George the 2nd. It
8is well worth reading, throws a strangely clear light on the nature of
9this ?Guelf family whom the English people at the present day delight
10to honour.
12 This is just a hurried note enclosing General Butler's letter.
14 Yours ever sincerely
15 Olive Schreiner
The book referred to is: John Hervey (1840) Memoirs of the Reign of George II London: John Murray.