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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/57- pages 223-225
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
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Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToWilliam Thomas Stead
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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.
1Dear Mr Stead
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3Please thank your German friend. She touches a much deeper & more all
4all important truth than I do in my little dream. I like what she says.
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6You were not angry with for what I said to you at all I hope? My idea
7is we human beings do not exercise half open & sincere enough truth
8towards each other when we are together; & are not half careful enough
9to speak loyaly of our friends when they are away from us. I hope you
10have a very great work in life yet before you. Your path in life is a
11much harder one than mine, you who must live always in the heart of
12the world & yet if you will serve it must live apart from it.
13
14Olive Schreiner
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Notation
The ‘little dream’ referred to cannot be established.