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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/22
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date28 May 1913
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. 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 Laddie
3 Thanks for the letter. He seems a "good old sort." As for me I’m so
4weary with the so called Liberal Government, that I shall rejoice when
5they come out. I believe the Conservatives will be compelled to play a
6more Liberal power part to keep in power.
8 I’m so glad our boy is coming out. The complete rest of the voyage
9will be good for him after his spell of stiff work. How soon shall we
10hear how he has done? Will they cable it out?
11 Love to you & the little mother & Bill.
13 Thine ever
14 Olive
16 Dear, I feel so hopeless about the future treatment & the native in
17this country that nothing surprises me, & a little more or a little
18less seems to makes no difference. Of course the whites will pay in
19the long run: but that will not prevent the wrong being done first.
20And it is never the persons who actually did the wrong who pay but
21innocent persons.
23 Cron is full of golf, they had Middleberg by here for a match on
24Saturday. Tomorrow they have a big golf ball where Cron is one of the
25leading spirits & on Friday he goes to Bedford to play a match there.
27 I hope you get some play.