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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box 12/Fold1/Undated/6
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, 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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at The Homestead, Kimberley, from mid 1894 to late 1898. There appears to be a page or pages missing after Schreiner’s signature.
1Thursday morning
3My darling Boy I have just got your letter; I have no time to get you
4answer it, as the post is going out. Thank you for it, I dear, I will
5write at lenght this afternoon. Now I can only tell you I was glad to
6get it. I know that many people will not be able to understand, whose
7intense personal feeling for the man has been compatable with your
8action – but I need not say that I can.
12[page/s missing]
14wretched piece of ground that Logan wants to get one of the most
15memorable of my life – when for a moment the veil that generally rest
16over Rhodes face was lifted, & I seem to see into the depths of his
17being - & every thing was stunted & burnt off – ‘Evil be thou my good.’
18I have had a hope that what had been stunted & burnt off by success
19& ambition might have come to life again under the pressure of worry
20in the last few years – but it [papertorn]