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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold2/July-Dec1899/26
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 11 September 1899
Address FromKarree Kloof, Kran Kuil, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation.
1 Karree Kloof
2 Wednesday 11 / 99
4 Dear Friend
6 I am just writing a long cable of 500 words to the New York Journal,
7calling on the American people to strengthen the hands of those
8English in Africa & England who are struggling in the cause of peace &
9justice in South Africa ^by expressing their sympathy with us.^ It will
10be much better than the cable to the Guardian because I felt so very
11ill that day. I’m writing, writing all the time. Send me all the
12news you can & if anything special should happen please send a wire
15 Olive Schreiner
16 Strydenberg
18 We shall be in Cape Town by the end of the month certainly.
20 I feel like a piece of stone.
21 Olive
The 'long cable' in the 'New York Journal' cannot be traced, although this could perhaps be Schreiner's open letter cabled to the Sun; see UCT BC 16 1899-Sun