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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box3/Fold1/1902/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 October 1902
Address FromHanover, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToFrances (‘Fan’) Schreiner nee Reitz
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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.
1 Hanover
2 Oct 12 / 02
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4 My dear Fan
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6 I shall probably leave this for Cape Town on the 24th or 25th of this
7month. If the weather is fine I may be able to stay some days, but I
8may only be one day or two so please come soon to see me. It’s
9tremendously hot here, hotter than I’ve ever known it since I came
10to Hanover so it must end in big thunderstorms & rain I think. Cron is
11standing for Parliament as you will have seen in the papers. Old ^Mr^
12Venter is opposing him as South African candidate. The Hanover
13delegates are instructed to vote for Cron, the Philip’s town &
14Petrusville vote for Venter & the three Colesburg delegates will
15decide the matter. They meet next Wednesday. I have an increasing
16horror of politics, ^as they shut themselves in parliament^, & for my
17self would rather he did not stand, but he thinks he can be useful &
18each soul must do as it feels right. It tells very heavily against
19Cron of course that he is an Englishman. If he goes to parliament I
20shall be more lonely than ever up here & you will have to come & visit me.
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22 Love to all
23 Olive
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