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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/10
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 25 July 1899
Address FromJohannesburg, Transvaal
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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Legend
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content. Schreiner was resident in Berea, Johannesburg, from December 1898 until late August 1899
1 Wednesday
2
3 There is no fresh news today. The war party here are quite mad with
4rage against my Brother & Hofmeyr. Cron says there are long articles
5attacking me for my pamphlet in the Kimberley mil papers, but I
6don’t read them & don’t trouble myself about them.
7
8 I hope Miss Green is feeling quite herself. I have just found your
9parcel of sweets on the shelf where you had put them.
10
11 Olive
12
13 ^If you do go to Cape Town be sure to go & see Will, & please tell me
14all you can learn.^
15
Notation
The pamphlet referred to is An English South African's View of the Situation, originally published in the South African News over three successive days; see 'Words in Season. An English South African's View of the Situation' South African News 1 June 1899 (p.8), 2 June 1899 (p.8) and 3 June 1899 (also p.8). It was also reprinted in a number of other newspapers. It then was published as a pamphlet, then as a book. A second edition of the book was ready but withdrawn from publication by Schreiner when the South African War started in October 1899, so as not to profit from this.