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Letter ReferenceT120 (M722): W.T. Stead Papers/9- pages 70-1
ArchiveNational Archives Depot, Pretoria
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date1 July 1891
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
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.
1Cape Town
2July 1st 1891
3
4My very dear Friend
5
6The article did not appear in the Fortnightly. Please don’t notice it
7till it does appear some where.
8
9Tell me frankly please, if you can spare time what you think of it.
10Those to follow will be much more interesting. I wish you had a Review
11I would send you all my work. I wish you were ten Steads, instead of
12one. I’m working very hard.
13
14Olive Schreiner
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16Of course I’m in favour of imperial federation I think Rhodes will be
17the unreadable of unreadable ^in South Africa^
18
Notation
The article which ‘did not appear’ is one of Schreiner’s ‘A Returned South African’ essays, originally published in a range of magazines, including the Fortnightly, and intended to be reworked in book form, as Stray Thoughts on South Africa. A dispute with a publisher and then the outbreak of the South African War (1899-1902) prevented this, and they were in the event with some additional essays published posthumously as Thoughts on South Africa.