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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold3/ToBe/4
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday March 1915
Address Fromna
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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The month is supplied by letter content.
1 Sunday
3 Dear Laddie
5 I hope you are away in the country today. I thought your reply on the
6conference question in the Manchester Guardian good & wise. Better
7than the others
9 I hope all goes well with our boys. Much love to Fan. I am sending you
10the Nation with an article which you may find interesting.
12 Good bye, dear.
13 Olive
15I do not find
Will Schreiner's reply to the 'conference question' in the Manchester Guardian cannot be established with any certainty. However, a 6 March report of a speech he had given to the Cambridge Unversity Liberal Club on 'Nationality and Empire' concerned his thoughts about a proposed Imperial Council, what its powers might be and how it would relate to the self-governing countries which compposed its membership. See Manchester Guardian 8 March 1915 (p.10). The beginning of the article from The Nation which Schreiner had attached states that: "The Australian Premier's [Hughes} long visit to Europe has come to an end. The ties which bind the Empire together are not of such tender growth that we need to pretend, for fear of severing them, to regret his departure. On the whole he has set an example for future visitors - whether from the Dominions to this country or vice versa - of how not to do it...".