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Letter ReferenceMilner Papers, dep. 46, ff. 183-184
ArchiveSpecial Collections, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date3 July 1919
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToAlfred Milner
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The Project is grateful to the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford, for permission to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their Special Collections.
19 Porchester Place
2Edgware Rd
4July 3rd 1919
6Dear Lord Milner
8My sister-law showed me your note to her. I valued it more than all
9the hundreds of letters we got from people who had always agreed with
10him. It was beautiful to me that you have always realized his
11singleness of aim, & the absolute absence of self-seeking in his
14I suppose no two human beings differ more widely in their view as to
15what the supreme ends of human life on earth are, than you & I. But I
16have always believed in your absolute sincerity & faithfulness to your
17own sense of duty. As one nears the end of the passage, one feels more
18& more that nothing else matters in the characters of men & women.
20Yours very sincerely
21Olive Schreiner