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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold4/1911/36
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 July 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. Will Schreiner went to Britain in July 1911. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Dear old Man
3 Just a line to wish you all a good voyage & a good time. Stay as long
4as you can. I am enclosing a little note to be read at the Races
5Congress. Please post it to Secretary Spiller. ^I’ve lost his address.^
6I meant to write a real letter but can’t. You have a nice company on
7board. When I think you are really going to see England & London –
8my London, a big lump comes in my throat.
10 Good bye dearest old man
11 Olive
Schreiner's 'little note' to be read at the Universal Races Congress cannot be established. The book of papers published from the Congress is: G. Spiller (ed, 1911) Inter-Racial Problems London: P.S. King & Son.