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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date24 April 1909
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 de Aar
2 April 24 / 09
4 My dear Laddie
6 I wonder how the world goes with you. You did splendid work this
7session. May your feet be kept strong in the path.
9 If I am better I want to read a paper to the South African white
10working men when I come to Cape Town, trying to point nt out how the
11native question is really the labour question complicated & made
12virulent by the questions of colour; & urging them to stand by the
13native in the struggle of the coming years.
15 In England I have no hope.
17 Don’t trouble to write, my darling. I know how busy you are, but
18please send me one line telling me whi how long you think Parliament
19will likely sit in June. Mary Sauer told me, with a toss of the head
20it would probably not be more than two weeks, though she added "Of
21course there are some people may want to talk but there’ll be no
22work." Do you think perhaps she is right? It is an important practical
23question to me. Much as I want to come, I can’t afford to do so if
24it is for only two weeks. If it sits for a month or longer I shall try
25to come. I hope you will be at Newlands if I do come; you are so much
26more get-at-able there.
28 Good bye. Love to all.
29 Ol
The 'paper to the South African white working class men' Schreiner wanted to deliver in Cape Town has not be established.