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Letter ReferenceG.W. Cross MS 14, 462/5
ArchiveCory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date5 May 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToG.W. Cross
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The Project is grateful to the Cory Library for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their collections.
1 The Homestead
2 May 5th 1896
4 Dear Mr Cross
6 Thank you for your letter. Keep the article I don't want it back. I
7will send you a copy of the next one soon. Please send me a copy of the
8Please order me 12 copies of the Penny Mail in which your article
9appears. ^I'll pay for them. Tell the Editor to be sure to send them me
10to the Kowie.^
12 I have been ill & leave for the Kowie on Sunday. We pass through
13Grahamstown on Monday Tuesday, arriving at 6 am & going on to the
14Kowie at once by the 8 am train, so I fear there is no hope of our
15seeing you.
17 Yours ever
18 Olive Schreiner
The article Schreiner sent to Cross cannot be established, but content suggests it was probably one in the series of her 'Returned South African' essays intended for subsequent publication in book form as 'Stray Thoughts on South Africa', perhaps the essay on 'The Boer' that an earlier letter to Cross of April 1896 (G.W.Cross MS14, 462/13) comments on.