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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box8/Fold4/MMPr/AssortedCorres/FredPL/28
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Thursday July 1919 ; Before End: August 1919
Address FromLondon
Address To
Who ToFrederick ('Fred') Pethick-Lawrence
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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. A typescript only of this letter is available. The transcription here follows this typescript and includes any uncertain dates, ellipses, mistakes and so on. The year the letter was written is provided by when members of the second South African Natives National Congress Delegation were in London lobbying against the Natives Land Act, while the months have been calculated from content.
1 Thursday
3 Which afternoon this week or next would you be able to have the
4delegates to tea? Please give me a couple of afternoons to choose from
5as they may have other engagements. Would Monday afternoon of next
6week suit you, as that would give them time, or Tuesday?
8 I am send you with this a copy of the South African Native paper and
9have marked an article, which might interest you to read and would
10throw light on the native position in South Africa.
12 I also enclose a bit of Mrs Solomon’s letter showing how shamefully
13the delegates were treated at the docks who wished to return to South
14Africa. Please return Mrs Solomon’s letter.
The 'Native paper' referred to cannot be established.