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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold1/1908/64
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 November 1908
Address FromDe Aar, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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 ^de Aar^
2 Nov 21st 1908
4 My dear old Laddie
6 I got the paper today sent me by Miss Colenso with your photo, &
7Dinizulus; & hers & her sisters – two noble ^women’s^ faces, unlike
8& yet with the same grand sincerity in both.
10 Johnnie Smuts wired to tell me he was passing yesterday & I went to
11the station & saw him & Botha. ^Don’t think they looked as if they
12were pleased with the way things were going but that’s only a
13feeling I have.^
15 I don’t I’ve written to dear old Fan, but haven’t had an answer
18 I am glad to hear the heat at Grey Town is not so great as at
21 I have been reading the "Witness" with great interest today. If the
22Government ?has up its sleeve, the evidence of ever so many witnesses
23the of which the defense is to know nothing till it is suddenly sprung
24on them, & they can have no chance of collecting the rebutting
25evidence; it seems to me pretty well begging the whole question!
27 Its I am
28 I am sending you two photos of myself. Keep the one you like best &
29just send the other one to Mrs Smuts. I have addressed the card on the
30inside to her to save you trouble: you will just have to turn the card
31round & tie it up for her.
33 All goes as ever here. Cron has been down to Cape Town for six days on
34business & returned yesterday. The sand & heat are as usual.
36 Thy small stupid sister
37 Olive