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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/34
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday January 1908
Address FromBeaufort West, 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 Cronwright-Schreiner & Co.
2 Law, Estate & General Agents:
3 Auctioneers;
4 Sworn Appraisers
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6 P.O. Box 24
7 De Aar, C.C.
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9 Beaufort West
10 Tuesday morning
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12 Dear old man,
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14 It is just like Heaven to be here after de Aar. The angina & awful
15pulsations of the heart have entirely stopped.
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17 Cron had a public meeting here last night. The great square hall
18crowded, so that the people had to stand He made the best speech I
19ever heard ^him make^. Answered the questions & took up the
20interruptions so finely. A vote of confidence was carried with only 4
21?discendants. I think his seat is safe: but he has still to go to the
22other districts. He is so f infinitely better at a great popular
23meeting than in Parliament. One man who had been interrupting all the
24time came & shook hands with him after the meeting & is now his
25greatest supporter.
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27 When do you go to Queen’s Town? We leave for Laingsburg today. Cron
28holds a public meeting there tomorrow. The next day we drive to Klein
29?Zynhad morning & come back to Laingsburg
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31^on Friday morning. Let me find a card there telling me of your
32movements. ^
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34 Olive
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