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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/15
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 10 May 1911
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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 De Aar
2 Tuesday
4 Dear old Man
6 I’ve been thinking much over your letter of this morning - & the
7temptation is too great. Its not the Falls I care about, but going
8with the others! I’ve decided at last that I will stifle all
9questions of conscience - & go.
11 I shall see so much more of them all than I ever could in a few days
12visit to Cape Town
14 Thank you so much dear for thinking of it. It’s like you.
16 Olive
18 I’m reading The Party System by Belloc. It’s got a great deal of
19truth in it. I was delighted & surprised the other day to get a letter
20congratulating me about my book from Roux the Dutch reformed Minister
21at Beaufort West who is suffering from sleeping sickness. He still has
23 ^to lie on his back & there is not much hope of his pulling through.
24He’s the finest man they have in the Dutch Church. He’s a man.^
The book referred to is: Hilaire Belloc and Cecil Chesterton (1911) The Party System London: Latimer.