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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/25
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: June 1906 ; Before End: August 1906
Address FromCape Town, Western 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by content. The place the letter was sent from is indicated by content. Schreiner was in Cape Town in June, July and the beginning of August 1906. The first page of the letter is missing.
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5 see any one since I came except Dorothy van Zÿl; & would rise from the
6dead to help any one who had asthma!
8 Dear Laddie, keep clear of that scoundrel Crewe: There are so many men
9who would like to work with you; who must fight that villain. If you &
10other good men don’t support him he will fizzel out, in spite of all
11the money that is behind him. I think that he & Redmond Orpen
12represent the worst element in the old de Beers set.
14 My brain’s so tired with want of sleep.
16 Olive