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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box4/Fold2/1909/29
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 26 June 1909
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToS.C. ('Cron') Cronwright-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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand and concerns debates about the Act of Union in 1909.
1 Saturday night
3 Dear Pal
5 I tried to go & see mother this afternoon, I knew I couldn’t walk
6through the trees in this unreadable weather so I went round to
7Rondebosch. They wouldn’t drive me for less than 1/6 so I walked but
8when I got half way I turned back & came home I’ve been very "queer"
9today, all the time faint. I wouldn’t go out to Anna’s tomorrow
10but the cart will be waiting. I shall, unless I wire to the contrary
11leave on this Friday morning & be home on Saturday night. Oh it will
12be nice to see you.
14 Theres no news of anything. You will have seen Mrs. Freemantle’s
15sudden death in the papers. Two days before she was in town apparently
16quite well shopping!
18 Good night
19 Brakje
21 ^Keep the copies of the paper I send today I want them I mean Dr
There is a newspaper cutting clipped to this letter as follows:

'In the Legislative Council this evening an address to the King regarding the draft Act was passed unanimously.

In the debate, Messrs. Marshall, Campbell, and Jameson regretted that the native should not be given better treatment under the draft Act, and thought he should have a say in the country in which he lived.

The hope was expressed that the Imperial Government would take the matter up. Other speeches were directed against those views.


The reference concerns the draft South Africa Act.