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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 February 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections.
1 Box 24
2 de Aar
3 Feb 9th 1908
5 Dear Laddie
7 I’m so glad our Bill has passed. Congratulations. I suppose you
8didn’t find the report in the Queenstown paper of your speech very
9correct as you didn’t send it.
11 That was a horrid letter in the S.A. News from the Queenstown
12correspondent. But people gain nothing by these petty, small hearted
15 Cron has been returned at the head at the Bond’s final gathering of
16nominations Cron 190 Le Roux 179 – the others no where. But the S.A.
17Party is putting up a third member, Jackson, so there’s no knowing
18how things will go.
20 I am trying to get on with my book, but the heat in this little room
21makes working slow. It is just possible I shall go away to stay with
22the Smuts at Pretoria in March while the house if painted as the paint
23makes me bad. I shall have to go somewhere any how. Please let me know
24if you can when you will be passing back
to Queens Town, as I
25shouldn’t like to miss you & will arrange my plans accordingly. It
26may be I shan’t manage the Transvaal trip & shall have to stay at
27Hanover while the paint dries. If I do go I’ll spend a week with the
30 Good bye dear Laddie.
31 Thine ever
32 Ol
The book Schreiner was 'trying to get on with' is From Man to Man.