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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/5
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 January 1914
Address FromGrand Hotel, Alassio, Italy
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. This letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1 Le Grand Hotel et D’Alassio
2 Alassio
3 Riviera, Italie
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5 Jan 30 / 14
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7 My dear Laddie
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9 I wonder how things are going with you all. I seem to have been away
10from Africa about two years & it is not yet two months since I sailed.
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12 You will be having exciting times in parliament by now. I suppose
13Botha & Smuts’s position will have been much strengthened by their
14action during the last months. I do not believe there was for a moment
15any attempt to blow up the train unless got – but it was necessary
16that something of the should be found by some of the Government &
17mining supporters. From what I heard privately there were the
18strictest orders that no f violence should be done to the public
19anywhere.
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21 Where will it all end in the years that are coming?
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23 I’m still staying on alone here. I shall move back to Florence in
24about two weeks time. Address Poste Restante Florence if you write
25when you get this.
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27 I am so glad Cron got that little change to Cape Town. The unbroken
28heat of de Aar is too terrible. The weather is getting a little less
29cold here & I’m not so fit as when it was colder, but still all
30right compared to what I ever am in South Africa.
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32 Tell I shall go back to England in the first or second week of April &
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34^stay at Alice Corthorn’s. ^
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36 Good bye dear old man. Don’t work too hard. Love to all the dear
37folk.
38 Olive
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