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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/31
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 9 August 1913
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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 De Aar
2 Monday
4 Dear Laddie
6 You may like to look at the enclosed as I know your old heart likes to
7know how people love & appreciate our girls. Destroy when done with.
9 Private
11 We had a great surprise this morning when three railway men came to
12Crons office, & to asked him if he would consent to sit on the Railway
13commission. It was not suggested by the de Aar men but by letters from
14Cape Town & Transvaal. But I doubt whether he will get in as the
15government would prefer Krouse & whatever they say great pressure will
16be brought to bear by the authorities! I’m sorry dear old Patrick
isn’t standing. Of course there was nothing for it but for
18him to throw it up after the government acted in that way. PD is one
19of the salt of earth.
21 I’m glad you won your big case, dear – the Bechuannaland case).
23 Try & get golf.
25 I’m as always your loving little sister
26 Ol
28 Wasn’t that a loathsome speech of Joel Krige’s? Truly contemptible.
29 OS
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