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Letter ReferenceJohn X. Merriman MSC 15/1912:208
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 1912
Address FromGrand Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
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 location in the archive sequence.
1 Grand Hotel,
2 Muizenberg,
3 Saturday night.
5 Dear Mr Merriman
7 I hope you are feeling fit & strong for the cession It was nice to see
8you for a moment at the Innes's. I wonder what what you thought of
9Hertzog & Tathams speeches.
11 Tatham seems to me absolutely mad! His statement that the British
12Empire came into being because Edward the 4th refused to export wood
13makes one's brain go round. But But folly & madness can be very
14dangerous things. Peter the Hermit preached a crusade that cost
15hundreds of thousands of human lives! I thought Sauer's speech at the
16dinner very good.
18 I want very much to come in to some of the debates but it's difficult
19to know, now my husband is not in the house, when an interesting one
20will come on. They say Hertzog is going to keep quite silent - but I
21doubt ^it.^
24 Yours very sincerely
25Olive Schreiner