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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box11/Fold2/Undated/23
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1909 ; Before End: 1910
Address Fromna
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. This letter has been dated by reference to the 'Natal matter', when Will Schreiner acted as defence counsel for Dinuzulu, on trial for trumped up offences. The name of the addressee is provided by content. The start of the letter is missing.
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3 The Malans are going out with me, & we would be a nice little party if
4you would come too, but you’re so wicked you won’t get to know any of
5my friends.
7 Dr Purcell is much attracted by Dot & he’s not a man who generally
8takes to young girls. She is a beloved child. So unspoiled by all the
9love she gets.
11 I was so sorry I couldn’t have been at your table yesterday ^on Tuesday^
12dear. Cron had asked Lady Brook & her daughter, as they were complete
13strangers I couldn’t leave them.
15 I am so anxious to know how the Natal matter pans out for you.
17 Olive
19 Give the enclosed to Ursie