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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/25- pages 121-122
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date22 November 1895
Address FromKimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Thomas Stead
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the National Archives Repository, Pretoria, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Micofilm Collections. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from 1895 to the end of 1898.
1Nov 22 / 95
2
3Dear Friend
4
5It has been a great pleasure to my husband & to myself to see your boy.
6 He’s manly, straight, sincere: he’ll make a good man. We also liked
7his friend Jones. You don’t know how heart ref-reshing it is in this
8country to see these earnest, pure English youths. The cheap brandy
9which every one here lives on because bread & all the necessarys of
10life are almost unpurchasably dear. I send you some cuttings read them.
11
12You will see how bitter is the feeling through out the country at
13Rhode’s attemt to increase the lab tax especially on bread.
14
15Did ever you get the photos?? All goes well with us. My husband joins
16me in friendly greetings. Come out to South Africa as soon as you can.
17
18Olive Schreiner
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20I have given you son letters to my sister & brother in Cape Town.
21
Notation
The cuttings referred to are no longer attached to this letter.