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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 July 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 July 12th 1909
4 Dear Laddie
6 My thoughts are always with you I am only so sorry that being so busy
7you won’t have much time to write & tell me how things go. Tell Dot
8she must write to me giving me all the news of all your doings. Of
9course there are reports in the papers, but I believe nothing I see.
11 Adela is very ill, quite confined to her bed & room so I fear you will
12not have seen her.
14 You will I hope meet some of my old friends while in London. Remember
15me to Sir Charles Dilk. He ought to have been Prime-Minister by this
16time. Hes exclusion from office has been one of the most hypocritical
17& evil things England has done - & has told heavily against her. He is
18just the man we have needed.
20 //I don’t suppose you have seen Con Lytton, she has gone to Austria
21with her mother & brother, but may be back by the time this reaches
22you. Malan gave a very fine speech at a Meeting of Woman’s League
23last week.
25 Did you seen the notice in the S.A. News saying Fan had only gone home
26with you in the hope that the "sea voyage" might benefit her health!!
27"There are liars, damned liars, - & newspapers."
29 Cron says he thinks that letter your wrote to the Queen’s Town
30people through Bissett the finest thing you ever wrote or said. It has
31a very fine tone, & tone is every thing.
33 Hearty greetings to Dr Abduraman & Jabavu.
34 Good bye my Laddie
35 Olive