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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/2
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date4 February 1897
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
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 notepaper with an embossed address.
1 New College,
2 Eastbourne
4 Feb 4 / 97
6 Dear Laddie
8 I^’ll^ send you a copy of my story as soon as I get one you’ll hate
9it. But never mind; you’ll like my ^two^ st articles on the Boer &
12 We have been spending some days here ye with the dear old Man & return
13to London on Saturday. I don’t write more, because every one says
14you are coming home.
16 Olive
18 Love to dear Fan & the little ones.
19 OS
The 'story' is Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland; the articles are two of Schreiner's 'Returned South African. essays. These were originally published in a range of magazines; she intended to rework them in book form, as Stray Thoughts on South Africa. A dispute with a US publisher and then the outbreak of the South African War (1899-1902) prevented this, and they were in the event with some additional essays published posthumously as Thoughts on South Africa.