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Letter ReferenceJohn X. Merriman MSC 15/1913:320
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 November 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern 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.
1 De Aar
2 Nov 16th 1913
4 Dear Mr Merriman
6 I was glad indeed to see your remarks on the Indians. Im It is not
7waving their little Union Jacks in the faces of other people that
8makes the true ^& good^ Imperialist; but trying by justice & love to
9draw nearer all the races who make it. With out love & fellow feeling
10Imperialism is a hideous sham.
12 I should like much to speak ^write^ on the Indian question, but am not
13able to now
15 I am arriving on the 21st in Cape Town & sail for Europe on the 6th of
16Dec to seek medical advice.
18 I hope I shall see you to shake hands before I leave.
20 Your very sincere, ^& wellintentioned^ if ^if^ "mis-guided" friend,
21 Olive Schreiner