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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold2/1913/38
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSaturday 14 September 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. Schreiner was resident in De Aar from November 1907 until she left South Africa for Britain and Europe in December 1913, with some fairly lengthy visits elsewhere over this time.
1 Saturday
3 My dear old Boy
5 It was nice to have a peep at you. Please tell me know just when you
6pass here. I hope its gone well with your cases. They never report the
7Bloemfontein cases in Cape Town papers.
9 It’s beautiful of you dear to want to help me to go to Europe. I
10would rather take help from you than any other human being in the
11world. I’ve got got a plan by which you could help me with out
12risking loosing any thing. I’ll write about it when I feel fitter.
14 Cron has withdrawn from the Commission in favour of Postma. Not
15because Potsma is a better man than Duncan, but because of the
16shameless way in which the government is backing & one may say,
17forcing Duncan on. Only those behind the scenes know how the
18government is working. I personally should back dear old Hertzog if
19weren’t for the extreme views of his party on the native question.
20But I don’t think their being in
22^power would pan out so badly for the natives as the action of the
23present gov – save me from my seeming friends! ^
25 Your little sister
26 OS